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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 - A Composer's Approach / Don Freund [2 Cd + DVD]

Bach / Freund
Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 5869   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Don Freund
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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We've all heard countless variations of J.S. Bach's ubiquitous Well-Tempered Clavier, from a subtle grace note added to Prelude in C# minor to a dramatic pause added to the Fugue in A major. On this three-disc release, composer and pianist Don Freund takes Book 1 of Bach's masterpiece and offers performance and analysis with "A Composer's Approach," a unique, critical eye for a series of pieces that are typically viewed through the lens of a performer. Freund's composer-centric piano interpretations of the complete Book 1 are accompanied by a third disc, a video series of "lessons" that provide deeper insight into the master's works and process of composition. We've all heard countless variations of J.S. Bach's ubiquitous Well-Tempered Clavier, from a subtle grace note added to Prelude in C# minor to a dramatic pause added to the Fugue in A major. On this three-disc release, composer and pianist Don Freund takes Book 1 of Bach's masterpiece and offers performance and analysis with "A Composer's Approach," a unique, critical eye for a series of pieces that are typically viewed through the lens of a performer. Freund's composer-centric piano interpretations of the complete Book 1 are accompanied by a third disc, a video series of "lessons" that provide deeper insight into the master's works and process of composition. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Don Freund (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 

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