chromatic fantasy, bvw 903, j.s. bach
This is an extraordinary piece composed by J.S. Bach: The Chromatic Fantasy. It's technically and musically very demanding and there are many decisions to be made concerning the liberties taken with the score as it is written.
Many pianists argue over how this music (which was written for harpsichord) should be played on a modern piano. I am avoiding that issue altogether as I am approaching this piece as an organist. The pipe organ was my first instrument, and I played many works by Bach (and other Baroque composers) from a very young age. The Chromatic Fantasy feels like one of his organ works, and it has the dramatic arch that calls for all the different sounds and colors that the organ can create, and that the piano and imitate.
I'm currently memorizing the companion Fugue that goes with this piece: