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Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier / Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 04/11/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000637802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vladimir Ashkenazy's increasingly rare solo-piano forays into the recording studio have yielded an unexpected windfall in the form of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. The pianist's straightforward, intelligent, and vibrantly clear interpretations are a joy to hear, even when considering the virtues of modern-day Bach pianists like Koroliov (Tacet), Schiff (Decca), and Hewitt (Hyperion), or like-minded non-specialists such as David Korevaar (MSR). Indeed, Ashkenazy serves as an antidote to Daniel Barenboim's recent pretentious, lily-gilding traversals. He eschews Glenn Gould's idiosyncrasies of tempo and phrasing, and proves more stylish than older, erstwhile Russian colleagues like Nikolayeva and Richter.


If Ashkenazy is
Read more less concerned than Schiff over ornamental niceties and terraced dynamics, he avoids the latter's occasional precious moments (compare both in Book 1's G minor Prelude, for instance). Slower, more contemplative selections like Book 2's E major and Book 1's C-sharp minor, E-Flat/D-sharp minor, and B-flat minor Preludes and Fugues flow without fuss and emerge from Ashkenazy's fingers with no interpretive agenda in sight. On the other hand, even a virtuoso of Ashkenazy's caliber must have practiced Book 2 like crazy to give melodic cogency and textural variety to the toccata-like G major Prelude, or to so brilliantly clarify the G minor Fugue's hard-to-untangle polyphony despite the unusually fast tempo. Also, at times an edge of danger betrays the pianist's surface "normalcy", as in the hard-driven Book 2 F minor Fugue, or the Book 1 A major Fugue, with its upward, zigzagging lines boasting unusual nervous energy.


Decca's sonics are not especially warm or full-bodied when sampled alongside the Hewitt and Koroliov editions, yet they're clear and detailed all the same. Furthermore, Decca offers more economic incentive among full-priced choices by squeezing all 48 Preludes and Fugues onto three discs as opposed to the standard four--or even the five that Barenboim, Michael Levinas, and Rosalyn Tureck (her 1970s BBC cycle) require. In all, this is a most distinct and significant addition to Vladimir Ashkenazy's wide-ranging piano discography. [4/17/2006]
--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 846 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 847 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
3.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
4.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
5.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 850 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
6.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 851 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
7.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 852 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
8.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
9.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 854 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
10.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 855 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
11.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 11 in F major, BWV 856 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
12.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 857 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
13.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
14.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
15.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 860 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
16.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 16 in G minor, BWV 861 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
17.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
18.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 18 in G minor, BWV 863 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
19.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 864 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
20.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 20 in A minor, BWV 865 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
21.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 866 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
22.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
23.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 23 in B major, BWV 868 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
24.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor, BWV 869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
25.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 870 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
26.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 871 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
27.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
28.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
29.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 874 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
30.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 875 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
31.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
32.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 877 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
33.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
34.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 10 in E minor, BWV 879 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
35.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 11 in F major, BWV 880 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
36.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 881 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
37.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 13 in F sharp major BWV 882 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
38.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
39.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 15 in G major, BWV 884 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
40.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 16 in G minor, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
41.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 886 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
42.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
43.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 888 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
44.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 20 in A minor, BWV 889 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
45.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 890 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
46.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 22 in B flat minor, BWV 891 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
47.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 23 in B major, BWV 892 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
48.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 24 in B minor, BWV 893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/24/2004 - 03/26/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (12/18/2004 - 12/19/2004); Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (03/19/2005 - 03/20/2005) 
49.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
50.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C major BWV 846
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C major BWV 846
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C minor BWV 847
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C minor BWV 847
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C sharp major BWV 848
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C sharp major BWV 848
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in C sharp minor BWV 849
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in C sharp minor BWV 849
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in D major BWV 850
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in D major BWV 850
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in D minor BWV 851
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in D minor BWV 851
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in E flat major BWV 852
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in E flat major BWV 852
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in D sharp minor/E flat minor BWV 853
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in D sharp minor/E flat minor, BWV 853
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in E major BWV 854
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in E major BWV 854
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in E minor BWV 855
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in E minor BWV 855
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F major BWV 856
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F major BWV 856
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F minor BWV 857
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F minor BWV 857
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F sharp major BWV 858
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F sharp major BWV 858
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in F sharp minor BWV 859
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in F sharp minor BWV 859
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in G major BWV 860
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in G major BWV 860
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in G minor BWV 861
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in G minor BWV 861
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A flat major BWV 862
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A flat major BWV 862
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A flat minor/G sharp minor BWV 863
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A flat minor/G sharp minor BWV 863
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A major BWV 864
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A major BWV 864
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in A minor BWV 865
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in A minor BWV 865
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B flat major BWV 866
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B flat major BWV 866
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B flat minor BWV 867
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B flat minor BWV 867
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B major BWV 868
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B major BWV 868
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude in B minor BWV 869
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue in B minor BWV 869
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in C major BWV 870
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in C major BWV 870
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in C minor BWV 871
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in C minor BWV 871
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in C sharp major BWV 872
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in C sharp major BWV 872
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in C sharp minor BWV 873
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in C sharp minor BWV 873
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in D major BWV 874
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in D major BWV 874
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in D minor BWV 875
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in D minor BWV 875
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in E flat major BWV 876
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in E flat major BWV 876
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in D sharp minor BWV 877
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in D sharp minor BWV 877
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Prelude in E major BWV 878
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier: Book 2, BWV 870-893: Fugue in E major BWV 878

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