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Bach: The Well Tempered Clavier / Paul


Release Date: 06/10/2016 
Label:  Centaur Records   Catalog #: 3450   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Paul
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Bach’s time, the lautenwreck, or lute-harpsichord, was a very popular instrument. It has a much more mellow sound than a modern harpsichord and Bach himself was quite fond of the instrument. John Paul has made numerous recordings with the lautenwerk and hearing Bach’s music played by Paul is exuberating. In Bach’s time, the lautenwreck, or lute-harpsichord, was a very popular instrument. It has a much more mellow sound than a modern harpsichord and Bach himself was quite fond of the instrument. John Paul has made numerous recordings with the lautenwerk and hearing Bach’s music played by Paul is exuberating. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Paul (Lute-harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Paul (Lute-harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 A wonderful authenticity October 24, 2016 By Attila L. See All My Reviews "John Paul's are the most refreshing recording of Bach to me.You will forget the centuries of brilliance and virtuosity which. Here it comes to exploring the harmony, the beauty of the sound of this beautifully resonating instrument and You will hear out the excitement and inspiration of the Bach family members listening to it. We can follow the full polyphonic playing and listening - played on one single stop (by the way a piano also has only one stop at a time). You will never loose the melody lines in this interpretation, always . The moderate tempo allows deep immersion in the 17th century world." Report Abuse
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