Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach


'''''Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor''''' (BWV 582) is an organ piece by Johann Sebastian Bach. Presumably composed early in Bach's career, it is one of his most important and well-known works, and an important influence on 19th and 20th century passacaglias:Silbiger, Grove. Robert Schumann described the variations of the passacaglia as "intertwined so ingeniously that one can never cease to be amazed."Hans Theodore David, Arthur Mendel, Christoph Wolff. ''The New Bach Reader: A Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents'', 503. W.W. Norton, 1998. ISBN 0-393-31956-3