Bach: Well-Tempered Consort II / Phantasm

Release Date: 3/26/2021
Label: Linn
Catalog Number: CKD657
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 70 Minutes

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is the second installment in Phantasm’s series of recordings dedicated to the keyboard music of J. S. Bach. The first was named a Chamber Choice by BBC Music Magazine and Prise de son d’exception by Diapason. This new recording explores further riches from both volumes of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier arranged by director Laurence Dreyfus for viol consort. Reimaging Bach’s keyboard polyphony as consort music has the dual benefits of expanding Bach’s chamber oeuvre whilst also presenting these highly-cherished works as seemingly new, never before heard gems, ripe for discovery. Despite its pedagogical inception Bach’s musical imagination imbues the Well-Tempered Clavier with intellectually complex fugues and preludes bursting with dancing melodies. Phantasm offers a wealth of insights into these highly artistic works revealing sonorities and colors that are both dynamically expressive and revelatory.

Works on This Recording
1. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 16 in G minor, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C major, BWV 870 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 2 in C minor, BWV 871 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
4. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
5. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 12 in F minor, BWV 857 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
6. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 13 in F sharp major BWV 882 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
7. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 11 in F major, BWV 856 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
8. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 21 in B flat major, BWV 890 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
11. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
12. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 23 in B major, BWV 868 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
14. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 9 in E major, BWV 878 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
15. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 19 in A major, BWV 888 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
16. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
17. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 6 in D minor, BWV 875 - Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
18. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 874 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Phantasm
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
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