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J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846 - 869 / Kimiko Ishizaka, piano

Album Summary

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

Navona Records presents The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1 performed by award-winning pianist Kimiko Ishizaka, regarded as "a gifted and obviously devoted Bachian" by the New York Times. Ms. Ishizaka studied the notes and phrases of Bach's solo keyboard works in a systematic manner in order to discover an interpretation which adheres to the strictures of the great composer's writing. Since 2000, Ms. Ishizaka has been primarily active as a soloist, performing concerti from Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, and Gershwin, and establishing herself as an interpreter of Bach and Chopin.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Ms Ishizaka enjoyed a career as an Olympic weightlifter. In 2009, the year she retired from competitive sports, she began a serious study of Bach's music. She plays without pedal and practices in the dark, which she observes (in her notes) makes her more of a listener than a player. Her performance of the WTC I is very good, technically. The A-major fugue, fast and exciting, is one of the best performances here.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio in Berlin, Germany (07/04/2014-07/09/2014).


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performer: Kimiko Ishizaka (Piano)
  • Notes: Teldex Studio in Berlin, Germany (07/04/2014-07/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 98 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722