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Preludes Choisis

Bach,J.s. / Goverts
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Divox   Catalog #: 70201   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Set in relief against Chopin?s Preludes (completed in 1839), Johann Sebastian Bach?s Preludes of 1722 are seen here as if through the prism of Romantism. This fact also influenced the choice of the instrument. In Chopin?s time, the harpsichord of the ?olden days? was long forgotten, and Bach?s rediscovered works were played exclusively on the fortepiano.

The instrument of this recording is an original fortepiano made by the famous French company ?Erard? in 1850.

Jean Goverts has chosen to play Bach?s and Chopin?s Preludes in the same keys respectively. It seems, that Bachs music had both a calming and invigorating effect on Chopin?s sensitive psyche, especially when he had to perform in public. Whenever he did manage to
Read more force himself to give a recital, he prepared himself not by practising the pieces he intended to play, but by playing Bach?s music instead, beginning two weeks before the concert date. That must have given him power, peace and clarity, since he compared the structure of Bach?s work with ?perfectly drawn geometrical figures in which everything is at its place and no line is superfluous.?

Jean Goverts, born in The Hague, Netherlands, is an internationally known pianist and harpsichordist. He has taught harpsichord, pianoforte, clavichord and basso continuo at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis of the Music Academy in Basle / Switzerland. Jean Goverts has made various recordings of works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Johann Schobert, Robert Schumann and Frédéric Chopin. In recent years, he has especially dedicated himself to the interpretation of works by romantic composers, particularly Frédéric Chopin and Robert Schumann, on historical instruments. The 18th century has his particular interest; not only the music of that period, but also the architecture, the painting and the decorative arts.

Composers
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685?1750)
Frédéric Chopin (1810?1849)

Tracklisting:

1. Preludium C-Dur 2:12:00
2. Preludium c-moll 1:51:00
3. Preludium Cis-Dur 1:27:00
4. Preludium D-Dur 1:21:00
5. Preludium es-moll 2:35:00
6. Preludium E-Dur 1:13:00
7. Preludium e-moll 2:33:00
8. Preludium f-moll 1:41:00
9. Preludium Fis-Dur 1:27:00
10. Preludium fis-moll 1:25:00
11. Preludium G-Dur 1:03:00
12. Preludium As-Dur 1:18:00
13. Preludium A-Dur 1:23:00
14. Preludium a-moll 1:10:00
15. Preludium B-Dur 1:23:00
16. Prelude op.28, No 01 in C 0:37:00
17. Prelude op.28, No 10, cis 1:21:00
18. Prelude op.28, No 15, Des 6:43:00
19. Prelude op.28, No 05, D-D 0:44:00
20. Prelude op.28, No 14, es 0:38:00
21. Prelude op.28, No 09, E-D 1:18:00
22. Prelude op.28, No 04, e-m 2:08:00
23. Prelude op.28, No 18, f-m 1:01:00
24. Prelude op.28, No 13, Fis 3:35:00
25. Prelude op.28, No 08, fis 2:31:00
26. Prelude op.28, No 03, G-D 1:12:00
27. Prelude op.28, No 17, As 3:02:00
28. Prelude op.28, No 07, A-D 0:42:00
29. Prelude op.28, No 02, a-m 2:05:00
30. Prelude op.28, No 21, B-D 2:18:00
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Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 1 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 0 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 10 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 6 Minutes 43 Secs. 
4. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 5 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 14 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 0 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 9 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 18 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
9. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 13 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
10. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 8 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 3 in G major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
12. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 17 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 7 in A major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 0 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
15. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 21 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
16. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
17. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
18. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
19. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 850 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
20. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
21. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
22. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 855 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
23. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 11 in F major, BWV 856 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
24. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
25. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 857 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
26. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 860 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
27. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
28. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 864 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
29. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 20 in A minor, BWV 865 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
30. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 866 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jean Goverts (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Venue:  Evangelische Kirche St. Martin in Kilchb 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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