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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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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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 

Sound Samples

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 5 in D major, BWV 850
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 850
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 852
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 852
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 9 in E major, BWV 854
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 854
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 11 in F major, BWV 856
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 856
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 15 in G major, BWV 860
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 19 in A major, BWV 864
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 19 in A major, BWV 864
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 866
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 866
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 23 in B major, BWV 868
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 868
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869

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