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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - BWV 870-893
 
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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - BWV 870-893

1 Jan. 2001 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2001
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Arts Productions Ltd
  • Copyright: (c) 2001 Arts Music
  • Total Length: 2:25:11
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  • ASIN: B001OAOQ50
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,260 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By r.b. on 19 May 2007
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Ottavio Dantone's recording of Bach's well tempered clavier book 2 is even better than his performance of book 1.The harpsichord he plays is a copy of a 1733 Blanchet and is superbly recorded by elite sound engineer Matteo Costa.

This is still my favourite harpsichord version of the well tempered clavier book 2 - Dantone play's with more fluidity and vigor than on his recording of book 1 and the sound quality is absolutely first class.

New Notes added 19/1/2014 - Pieter Jan Belder's 2008 recording on brilliant classics is now my top choice recommendation for book 2.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An excellent well tempered clavier book 2 1 Jun. 2007
By r.b. - Published on Amazon.com
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After hearing Ottavio Dantone's recording of book 1 recently i did not have high hopes for his performance of book 2.What a surprise, his interpretation has a wonderful combination of vitality and sensitivity backed up with remarkable sound quality .It seems he is more comfortable with the music and the frequent hesitations which spoil his account of book 1 are less in evidence for his book 2;as a result the playing is more natural.As the other reviews mention the harpsichord is a copy of a Blanchet and sounds magnificent with plenty of bass and enough treble without being harsh.
If you are looking for a good complete recording of Bach's well tempered clavier on harpsichord then i thoroughly recommend Dantone's book 2 with either Bob van Asperen or Luc Beausejour for book 1.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
excellent recording 7 Dec. 2003
By esseyo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I have been highly anticipating the release of this recording in the US. Having heard a number of harpsichord WTC recordings of which all were unsatisfying due to poor choice of instrument, indulgent tempos, or agonizingly dry playing, I was thinking I would never find a great harpsichord WTC recording. Dantone's recording is a great harpsichord recording that will stand the test of time. The preludes are played superbly with well placed and well choosen ornaments, rubato, and sighs. The tempo of the fugues avoid extremes and are very satisfyingly played. Some such as the g minor fugue is played much more satisfyingly than Gould though on a couple of fugues Gould's piano has the advantage.
The harpsichord sounds fantastic with a tempered treble and resonant bass. It is based on a Blanchet harpsichord and tuned to Kirnberger A=415 Hz. I feel the tuning adds something extra to the recording. Very highly recommended.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Very nice. 13 Jan. 2007
By Classical Lawyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Beautifully played. These pieces are hard enough to play on piano, but this artist manages to convey multiple emotions notwithstanding the limited tonal range of the harpsichord. The tuning at A-415 is a downside for me, but that's only because I'm blessed (cursed?) with absolute pitch. But, that idiosyncratic quibble aside, these are terrific recordings.
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