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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 - A Composer's Approach / Donald Freund, piano

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  1. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846 $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847 $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847 $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 5 in D major, BWV 850 $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 850 $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851 $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851 $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 852 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 852 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 853 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 9 in E major, BWV 854 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 854 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 11 in F major, BWV 856 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 856 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 15 in G major, BWV 860 $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 860 $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861 $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 861 $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 862 $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863 $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 863 $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 19 in A major, BWV 864 $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 19 in A major, BWV 864 $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865 $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865 $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 866 $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 866 $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 $0.99 on iTunes
  44. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 867 $0.99 on iTunes
  45. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 23 in B major, BWV 868 $0.99 on iTunes
  46. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 868 $0.99 on iTunes
  47. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 $0.99 on iTunes
  48. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Composer and pianist Don Freund takes Book 1 of Bach's masterpiece and offers analysis from a composer's approach: a unique, critical eye for a series of miniatures that are typically viewed through the lens of a performer. Freund's composer-centric interpretations are presented on this 3 Disc set, and include a series of lessons that provide deeper insight into the master's works and his process of composition.

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
He plays without pedal, except certain moments where he uses the sostenuto pedal to add an octave to a bass pedal point or sustain the bass to allow him to play another line in octaves and mimic a harpsichord or organ with 4-foot stops. He doesn't, as some pianists do, emphasize the fugal subject at the expense of the other voices, and as a result he gracefully reveals the polyphonic texture of the music. Perhaps best of all, he's not afraid to linger on a phrase or suddenly change tempo (faster or slower) - not to create a kind of meaningless, mannered rubato, but rather to illuminate something important about the music's compositional design: the music breathes with purpose.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ford Hall, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, B (01/2010).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performer: Don Freund (Piano)
  • Running Time: 102 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern