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The Well-Tempered Clavier I / Maurizio Pollini

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
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Notes & Reviews:

Maurizio Pollini, a living legend of the piano, records the benchmark repertoire of the 'Well-Tempered Clavier' for the first time in his storied career. Thus, this album is an event - a summit meeting of masters. Despite having played the 'Well-Tempered Clavier' in concert halls for more than twenty years, Pollini intensively restudied the music before consenting to record it. His humility and dedication result in a transcendent performance that is less an interpretation than a revelation.

"Despite the enjoyment to be had from pianists who specialize in this area, it is always an occasion when one of the "greats" releases a Bach recording, be it Kempff, Argerich, Brendel, Perahia, Barenboim, or others in the pantheon. They invariably bring something of their own musical world to bear on the interpretation. Maurizio Pollini's recording of the 24 preludes and fugues is no exception... Recommended to all who are serious about Bach." -Fanfare

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Munich, Herkulessaal (09/2008/02/2009).


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 101 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722