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Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2 / Daniel-ben Pienaar

Bach,J.s. / Pienaar,Daniel-ben
Release Date: 01/14/2014 
Label:  Avie   Catalog #: 2299   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

South African-born, London-based pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar is a completist. He has surveyed, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio, Mozart's Complete Sonatas (AV 2209), Chopin's Complete Waltzes, Schubert's Complete Sonatas, and the complete keyboard works by Orlando Gibbons. For AVIE he has also scaled the heights of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations (AV 2260) and Bach's Goldberg Variations (AV 2235). The Royal Academy of Music professor now adds Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier to the list, enhancing a growing discography that has earned him plaudits from around the world. critical acclaim for Daniel-Ben Pienaar "an account that is unencumbered by convention or tradition, one that assailed and piqued the senses. Like Read more the late Glenn Gould before him, Pienaar was determined to make the listener hear with different ears. And it worked, largely because he is a sensitive soul allied with the keenest sense of imagination ... the set was delivered as a breezy whole that kept one riveted throughout. The contrapuntal playing was projected with utter clarity." - The Straits Times (Singapore), on a concert performance of The Well-Tempered Clavier Read less

Works on This Recording

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 88 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniel-Ben Pienaar (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Duke's Hall of the Royal Academy of Musi 
Length: 111 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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