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Wilhelm Kempff Plays Bach Piano Transcriptions


Release Date: 10/04/1993 
Label:  Dg Double Catalog #: 439672   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachChristoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
2.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
4.
Capriccio in B flat major on the Departure of his Most Beloved Brother, BWV 992 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1704; Arnstadt, Germany 
5.
Toccata in D major, BWV 912 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
6.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
7.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 751 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
8.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
9.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
10.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 53, Befiehl du deine Wege by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
11.
Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
12.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
13.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
14.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
15.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
16.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 855 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
17.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 11 in F major, BWV 856 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
18.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 857 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
19.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
20.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
21.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 875 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
24.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 884 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
25.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor, BWV 893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
26.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140: no 1, Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
27.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
28.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 

Sound Samples

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 - Arranged for piano: Wilhelm Kempff
"Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit" BWV 307/734 - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff
Sonata No.2 in E flat major, BWV 1031 - Arr. Wilhelm Kempff: Siciliano
Befiehl du deine Wege, nach BWV 727 - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - Arr. for piano by Wilhelm Kempff: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
In dulci jubilo, BWV 751 Anh.III 172 (von Johann Michael Bach) - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff
Cantate No.29 "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir", BWV 29 - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff: Sinfonia
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Cantata, BWV 140 - Arr. for piano by Wilhelm Kempff: Zion hört die Wächter singen
Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff: Largo
Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice) - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff: La Plainte d'Orphée (Ballet)
Orfeo ed Euridice (Orphée et Eurydice) - Arranged by Wilhelm Kempff: Ronde des esprits bienheureux
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 1. Prélude
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 2. Allemande
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 3. Courante
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 4. Sarabande
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 4b. Les agréments de la même Sarabande
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 6. Gavotte I
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 7. Gavotte II
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 8. Gavotte I da capo
English Suite No.3 in G minor, BWV 808: 9. Gigue
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 1. Allemande
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 2. Courante
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 3. Sarabande
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 4. Gavotte
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 5. Bourrée
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 6. Loure
French Suite No.5 in G, BWV 816: 7. Gigue
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (WTK, Book I, No.10), BWV 855: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (WTK, Book I, No.10), BWV 855: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in F (WTK, Book I, No.11), BWV 856: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F (WTK, Book I, No.11), BWV 856: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book I, No.12), BWV 857: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book I, No.12), BWV 857: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp (WTK, Book I, No.13), BWV 858: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp (WTK, Book I, No.13), BWV 858: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.14), BWV 859: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.14), BWV 859: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp (WTK, Book II, No.3), BWV 872: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp (WTK, Book II, No.3), BWV 872: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTK, Book II, No.6), BWV 875: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTK, Book II, No.6), BWV 875: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book II, No.7), BWV 876: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book II, No.7), BWV 876: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in G (WTK, Book II, No.15), BWV 884: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in G (WTK, Book II, No.15), BWV 884: Fugue
Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893: Prelude
Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book II, No.24), BWV 893: Fugue
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 1. Arioso (Adagio)
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 2. (Andante)
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 3. Adagisissimo
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 4. (Andante con moto)
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 5. Allegro poco. Aria di Postiglione
Capriccio in B flat, BWV 992 "On the departure of a dear brother": 6. Fuga all'imitatione di posta
Toccata in D major, BWV 912: 1. Toccata-(Presto)-Allegro-Adagio-con discrezione
Toccata in D major, BWV 912: 2. Fugue

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 Marvelous Recordings July 13, 2014 By Duel R. (South Holland, IL) See All My Reviews "Ken off is a master. Wonderful playing of his Bach transcriptions and excerpts from The Well Tempered Clavier. It leaves one wishing a full recording of both books of TWC by him were available." Report Abuse
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