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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2 / Christine Schornsheim, Harpsichord [4 CDs]

Audio Samples

  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
  49. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870 - 893: Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 870 $0.99 on iTunes
  50. Bach — The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870 - 893: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870 $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Schornsheim is a most eminent specialist of historic keyboard instruments. She finished recordings of Bach's Wohltemperirtes Clavier on the Ruckers-Harpsichord at the Musee Unterlinden in Colmar this year. Only a few specimens by the celebrated harpsichord maker from 17th century Antwerp have survived and are still fully functional today. "It is the most beautiful instrument I know... with a bright responsiveness; it has everything that is essential for Bach's polyphonic music" (Schornsheim).

ClassicsToday.com
the present release is splendidly engineered... Schornsheim's performances address issues of style and ornamentation without yielding to the agogic arrhythmia that certain historically informed interpreters - or their overly literal, sewing machine-like antipodes - dote upon... Well-Tempered Clavier cycles will find much to admire here.

Fanfare
In the international arena of Bach performance, I predict that this release will enjoy immediate and widespread favor.

Gramophone Magazine, June 2012
Reticence is not a criticism you could level against Schornsheim, whose playing is full of character and immediacy...there's a palpable sense of a player in love with the capabilities of the instrument itself...She manages to personalise such well-known numbers as the opening Prelude of Book 1 in a way that is entirely natural-sounding.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Colmar, Musée Unterlinden (2010-05-25_2010-05-29&2011-).



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
  • Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colmar, Musée Unterlinden (05/25/2010-05/29/2010)
  • Running Time: 101 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893
  • Performer: Christine Schornsheim (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Colmar, Musée Unterlinden (04/17/2011-04/21/2011)
  • Running Time: 133 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740