J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 / Sviatoslav Richter (1969)

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

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

This cycle of preludes and fugues composed by Johann Sebastian Bach ranks tremendously high in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature; it is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, a handbook for life, and an inexhaustible source of delight. Sviatoslav Richter said, "Whenever I set to the Well-Tempered Clavier, I always get consumed with a desire not to exclude any of the sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position. I am confident that Bach can be played in different ways, with different articulation and different dynamics, as long as the whole is preserved and the performance is convincing."

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (04/20/1969-04/21/1969).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Notes: The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (04/20/1969); The Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory (04/21/1969)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722