Johann sebastian bach was a noted german composer, keyboardist, and violinist. After some practice, after having learned a few of these preludes and fougues, the fingering should become more natural and those fingering suggestions on the editions really become unneccessary. The welltempered clavier book 1 view amazon detail page asin. Well tempered clavier book 1 by johann sebastian bach. But, in fact, theyre not and the simple reason for it is that richters performances sound like they were taped in a drafty castle in austria using a. Books i and ii pieterjan belder hpd period instruments brilliant 93892 4 cds. Here, the piano is not so far removed from the original keyboards of bachs time, but the interpretation by daniel barenboim of the welltempered clavier, book 1, is slightly unusual. The welltempered clavier is a great keyboard collection of preludes and fugues, which bach paired together. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742.
The welltempered clavier, book i, preludes and fugues 18. See all 6 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. The welltempered clavier, book i 1722 complete recording by breemer, c. Johann sebastian bach 16851750 written in 1722, publicated in 1801. Books i and ii, complete dover music for piano paperback january 1, 1984.
Now, fresh from her bach world tourin which she performed the complete welltempered clavier from august 2007 until the end of october 2008 in 58 cities in 21 countries on six. Whatever advanced musical concepts one might have, if those are played by a pianist keyboarder who has a rather limited command of the black and white keys, unfortunately the result will be tainted. Prelude i in c major, bwv 846 well tempered clavier. It was followed shortly afterwards by book ii which was similarly received. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. Bach bwv 988, with score, kimiko ishizaka piano duration. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by johann sebastian bach. And i dont want to make the impression that i found the silver bullet to this topic. Its just perfect, ive been listening to and playing some of this music for about 15 years now and i never get tired of it, there is so much variety and so many brilliant musical ideas here that you never really understand all of it and so it is constantly surprising you, on the surface. Bach, book 1, kimiko ishizaka, piano youtube goldberg variations complete j. His works such as the brandenburg concertos are known for their technical depth and artistic beauty. With its magnificent and magisterial performances by sviatoslav richter, one would have imagined that this 1970 recording of the first book of bachs welltempered clavier would be on the shelf of everyone who reveres richter and worships bach. With piano book, lang lang goes back to his first love to the pieces that made him want to become a musician in the first place.
In bach s time clavier was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord but not excluding an organ either the modern german spelling for the collection is. The fact is that the interpretations are mainstream with little new to say about the music. Loessers studio at the cleveland institute of music in 1964 by kenneth hamann. Tatiana nikolayeva youtube mozart by gieseking complete piano sonatas, variations, pieces. Free sheet music for the complete 48 preludes and fugues of the well tempered clavier by j. With pairings of preludes and fugues for each major and minor key, bachs masterwork still serves as one of the most potent tools for students of the piano. From all the works written in the baroque era, no other work has been so wellcherished, frequently performed and. If you want to play js bachs welltempered clavier properly, this can only be done if you have achieved a certain level of technical mastership. Reaching this point is a pinnacle in piano playing, and many famous composers enjoyed this collection including chopin, who loved to travel.
It explores the intricacies of each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and constitutes the largestscale and mostinfluential undertaking for. This is about the best way to get into bachs well tempered clavier. Ten years ago angela hewitt recorded a version of the welltempered clavier book i which dazzled the critical world and recordbuying public. The sheet music featured in this video is in the public domain and differs. The welltempered clavier, complete book 1 by johann. Piano, piano keyboard sheet music book by johann sebastian bach 16851750.
Well tempered clavier book 1 import barenboim,daniel artist format. Theres a prelude and fugue pair for each of the 24 keys on the piano major and minor. I think the well tempered clavier by johann sebastian bach is the best music ever written by anyone ever. I will keep this topic brief, as i assume that everybody has hisher own learning and practicing patterns and techniques, which have a history for each individual. It vaults past almost all other attempts to solve this often difficult music. The good news for the well tempered clavier is that barenboim eschews the quirks. The new recording is neither the best nor worst well tempered clavier book 1 on piano i have heard over the years.
In bachs time clavier was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord but not excluding an organ either the modern german spelling for the collection is. A note on practicing js bachs welltempered clavier. If you like richter, barenboim, and feinberg, you will treasure julia cloads monumental interpretation. It is always amazing that bachs keyboard music is robust enough to withstand so many interpretations and transcriptions. Bach loved numbers, symbolism, and symmetry, so this is very likely his way of showing that. Recording the welltempered clavier is a bit like climbing everest, and this new recording by christophe rousset devoted to book i. Bach s well tempered clavier 1 201920, held at the ethical culture society of essex county in maplewood, nj. Glenn gould 1932 1982 bach the welltempered clavier. One of my alltime favorite interpretations of this, the bible of keyboard music. Customers and visitors can download classical music in high quality flac or mp3 and find out more about classical music.
Theres even one by yours truly of a 36cd brilliant classics collection containing the complete scarlatti keyboard sonatas. This edition of johann sebastian bachs famous keyboard work the welltempered clavier was edited by ferruccio busoni, who also added historical information and a large number of performance notes that will relate to piano performance. S welltempered clavier the, book 1 landowska 19491951 wanda landowska, who continued to perform and record up to her death in 1959, was renowned as the greatest harpsichordist of the first half of the twentieth century, resurrecting the instrument and taking a scholarly approach to the performance of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However of course the modern piano did not exist when bach wrote the pieces. The welltempered clavier book ii, bwv 870893 by johann.
Wanda landowska harpsichord bachs well temepred clavier book 1 from a legend. For most arrangements, see the separate pages for the individual preludes and fugues. The performances are topnotch, and the variety of different instruments are insurance against aural monotony. The welltempered clavier book ii, bwv 870893 arthur loesser, piano the master tapes for this recording were made in mr. The preludes and fugues that make up bachs welltempered clavier operate on multiple levels at once theyre a compilation of.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The recording was made for the listening journey through j. Most piano performances of this work fall into one of two schools. Like thinkgreenlovepiano already said, i think all of them are very enjoyable to listen to, but some suggestions for the first book. The well tempered clavier book 1 scrolling youtube. The welltempered clavier, book 1 bwv 846869 the welltempered clavier 1 is a collection of educational pieces with exceptionally high artistic contents. Bach preludes and fugues 112 well tempered clavier, book 1. Complete score of the welltempered clavier, book 1, by johann sebastian bach open welltempered clavier project. Barenboim, daniel well tempered clavier book 1 amazon. Preludes and fugues the welltempered clavier, by j. Composed about 20 years apart, the two sets of 24 preludes and fugues that constitute the two books of johann sebastian bachs welltempered clavier didnt start off as one huge collection of 48 works in fact, the set of 24 preludes and fugues composed in 1742 were not issued as a sequel to the original wtc of 1722. Like her bach, well tempered clavier book 2, an absolute joy.585 193 9 1136 351 360 517 67 606 1137 1268 80 718 1507 877 835 7 1042 1203 119 1433 11 1018 1110 133 853 247 30