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Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I / Andras Schiff


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 414388   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

András Schiff. London 414 388-2 [Bk. I] and 417 236-2 [Bk. II]

Schiff plays the 48 on the piano, with the utmost sensitivity to voicing and the phrasing of counterpoint. He coaxes a lovely sound from his instrument (better captured in the 1985 recording of Book II than in the preceding year’s takes of Book I), and the experience of following him as he explores each piece is exceptionally rewarding. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, review of London 414388 [Bk. I] and 417236 [Bk. II].
András Schiff. London 414 388-2 [Bk. I] and 417 236-2 [Bk. II]

Schiff plays the 48 on the piano, with the utmost sensitivity to voicing and the phrasing of counterpoint. He coaxes a lovely sound from his instrument (better captured in the 1985 recording of Book II than in the preceding year’s takes of Book I), and the experience of following him as he explores each piece is exceptionally rewarding. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection, review of London 414388 [Bk. I] and 417236 [Bk. II]. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 

Sound Samples

Prelude and Fugue in C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (WTK, Book I, No.2), BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp (WTK, Book, No.3), BWV 848
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849
Prelude and Fugue in D (WTK, Book I, No.5), BWV 850
Prelude and Fugue in D minor (WTK, Book I, No.6), BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue in E flat (WTK, Book I, No.7), BWV 852
Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor / D sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No. 8), BWV 853
Prelude and Fugue in E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (WTK, Book I, No.10), BWV 855
Prelude and Fugue in F (WTK, Book I, No.11), BWV 856
Prelude and Fugue in F minor (WTK, Book I, No.12), BWV 857
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp (WTK, Book I, No.13), BWV 858
Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.14), BWV 859
Prelude and Fugue in G (WTK, Book I, No.15), BWV 860
Prelude and Fugue in G minor (WTK, Book I, No.16), BWV 861
Prelude and Fugue in A flat (WTK, Book I, No.17), BWV 862
Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor (WTK, Book I, No.18), BWV 863
Prelude and Fugue in A (WTK, Book I, No.19), BWV 864
Prelude and Fugue in A minor (WTK, Book I, No.20), BWV 865
Prelude and Fugue in B flat (WTK, Book I, No.21), BWV 866
Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor (WTK, Book I, No.22), BWV 867
Prelude and Fugue in B (WTK, Book I, No.23), BWV 868
Prelude and Fugue in B minor (WTK, Book I, No.24), BWV 869

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