Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier II.Teil – Digital Download

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World Première Recording:  First recording of  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, to use the Bach-Lehman tuning.

By the 1740s, J. S. Bach was engaged in the task of bringing his life’s work to some kind of final form. By 1742 he had compiled a second collection of preludes and fugues in all the possible major and minor keys, which he named Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, Part II, complementing his original set from twenty years earlier. Peter Watchorn presents this monumental work using a German-style harpsichord and pedal harpsichord in performances of unrivaled depth and power.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Performing artists: Peter Watchorn

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Release date: January 10, 2010

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Track Listing:

CD 1
1 Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 870a
2 Fugue No. 1 in C major (a 3), BWV 870b
3 Prelude No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871a
4 Fugue No. 2 in C minor (a 4), BWV 871b
5 Prelude No. 3 in C# major, BWV 872a
6 Fugue No. 3 in C# major (a 3), BWV 872b
7 Prelude No. 4 in C# minor, BWV 873a
8 Fugue No. 4 in C# minor (a 3), BWV 873b
9 Prelude No. 5 in D major, BWV 874a
10 Fugue No. 5 in D major (a 4), BWV 874b
11 Prelude No 6 in D minor, BWV 875a
12 Fugue No. 6 in D minor (a 3), BWV 875b
13 Prelude No. 7 in Eb Major, BWV 876a
14 Fugue No. 7 in Eb major (a 4), BWV 876b
15 Prelude No. 8 in D# minor, BWV 877a
16 Fugue No. 8 in D# minor (a 4), BWV 877b

CD 2
1 Prelude No. 9 in E major, BWV 878a
2 Fugue No. 9 in E major (a 4), BWV 878b
3 Prelude No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879a
4 Fugue No. 10 in E minor (a 3), BWV 879b
5 Prelude No. 11 in F major, BWV 880a
6 Fugue No. 11 in F major (a 3), BWV 880b
7 Prelude No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881a
8 Fugue No. 12 in F minor (a 3), BWV 881b
9 Prelude No. 13 in F# major, BWV 882a
10 Fugue No. 13 in F# major (a 3), BWV 882b
11 Prelude No. 14 in F# minor, BWV 883a
12 Fugue No. 14 in F# minor (a 3), BWV 883b
13 Prelude No. 15 in G major, BWV 884a
14 Fugue No. 15 in G major (a 3), BWV 884b
15 Prelude No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885a
16 Fugue No. 16 in G minor (a 4), BWV 885b

CD 3
1 Prelude No. 17 in Ab major, BWV 886a
2 Fugue No. 17 in Ab major (a 4), BWV 886b
3 Prelude No. 18 in G# minor, BWV 887a
4 Fugue No. 18 in G# minor (a 3), BWV 887b
5 Prelude No. 19 in A major, BWV 888a
6 Fugue No. 19 in A major (a 3), BWV 888b
7 Prelude No. 20 in A minor, BWV 889a
8 Fugue No. 20 in A minor (a 3), BWV 889b
9 Prelude No. 21 in Bb major, BWV 890a
10 Fugue No. 21 in Bb major (a 3), BWV 890b
11 Prelude No. 22 in Bb minor, BWV 891a
12 Fugue No. 22 in Bb minor (a 4), BWV 891b
13 Prelude No. 23 in B major, BWV 892a
14 Fugue No. 23 in B major (a 4), BWV 892b
15 Prelude No. 24 in B minor, BWV 893a
16 Fugue No. 24 in B minor (a 3), BWV 893b
17 Prelude in G major, BWV 902

Johann Sebastian Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier – Book II

Peter Watchorn, Harpsichord & Pedal Harpsichord

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: Now
Recorded: April 2009
Booklet: 36 Page
• First release devoted to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier recorded on a pedal harpsichord (separate instrument for the
feet located under a regular harpsichord) in 60 years.
• First recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier to utilize Bradley Lehman’s research into Bach’s tuning methods, which
reveals Bach’s own likely tuning scheme.
• Performances by internationally acclaimed Bach specialist.
• Extensive booklet essays by Peter Watchorn, and Bradley Lehman.
• Total of three hours & six minutes playing time.

Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier II.Teil – Digital Download was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Burke Thompson