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Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier (On Organ) / Frederic Desenclos

Bach,J.s. / Desenclos
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 819   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frédéric Desenclos
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A veritable manifesto of the art of the keyboard at the time of Bach, this founding work of the Cantor's writing and also of all keyboard literature, is recorded here on four exceptional organs. Frédéric Desenclos's committed choice, this 'transition to the organ' of the 48 preludes and fugues, proves highly successful. Perhaps never before has the architecture of these gems of imagination and compositional skill appeared so clearly; perhaps never have the phrasing and tempo choices seemed so obvious; doubtless never has a complete recording imposed itself as a work in itself. This reading almost makes us forget the original destination of these works for harpsichord, the recording itself particularly accentuating the Read more registration work at the service of a wide variety of instrumental colour. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frédéric Desenclos (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frédéric Desenclos (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, 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: Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
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. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849
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: 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: Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851
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: 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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