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Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier Vol 2 / Richard Egarr

Bach / Egarr
Release Date: 05/11/2010 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907433   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Book I (1722) of his Well-Tempered Clavier, J.S. Bach set off on an unprecedented passage through all the tonalities available to him on the keyboard. Using the tuning that research suggests Bach himself advocated, Richard Egarr completes his acclaimed project with this inspired reading of Book II, in which Bach, after a decade-long genesis, revisited his ambitious scheme to produce another monumental collection.

"This is a thoughtful, well-recorded performance of one of the great monuments of Western music, on an instrument for which the composer conceived it, played by a dexterous, sympathetic, and well-informed musician." -- Phillip Scott, FANFARE [reviewing Read more href="http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=176938">Richard Egarr's WTC Vol 1]
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Works on This Recording

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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Richard Egarr (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 

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