Above: Goran Krivokapić performs the Allegro from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Excellent rhythmic and articulated style here along with controlled motivic attention in the Allegro. But also see his beautiful performance of the Prelude and meditative Fugue below.
Below: You can watch the entire performance of Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998 via his full concert at Siccas. Starts at minute 5:48.
How can I summarize Goran Krivokapić performance – Outstanding.
In the prelude to BWV 998, I see he chooses to mute the base notes (as written) throughout. I’ve always wondered about that, and received contradictory advice.
Yes, there are different interpretations to the rests. I’ve heard both ways played successfully so it really depends on what interpretation you are after. In the end it is an arrangement when played on the guitar and played in a different key as well so although the manuscript might have rests that doesn’t mean that a performance on harpsichord or lute (or piano or guitar) will be the same or that one is more appropriate in terms of performance practice.