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Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier II Double CD

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Product details

  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (1 Jan. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00000JLKC
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,386 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Prelude
  2. Fugue
  3. Prelude
  4. Fugue
  5. Prelude
  6. Fugue
  7. Prelude
  8. Fugue
  9. Prelude
  10. Fugue
  11. Prelude
  12. Fugue
  13. Prelude
  14. Fugue
  15. Prelude
  16. Fugue
  17. Prelude
  18. Fugue
  19. Prelude
  20. Fugue
  21. Prelude
  22. Fugue
  23. Prelude
  24. Fugue

Disc: 2

  1. Prelude
  2. Fugue
  3. Prelude
  4. Fugue
  5. Prelude
  6. Fugue
  7. Prelude
  8. Fugue
  9. Prelude
  10. Fugue
  11. Prelude
  12. Fugue
  13. Prelude
  14. Fugue
  15. Prelude
  16. Fugue
  17. Prelude
  18. Fugue
  19. Prelude
  20. Fugue
  21. Prelude
  22. Fugue
  23. Prelude
  24. Fugue

Product description

Product Description

This is the fifth release in Angela Hewitt's universally acclaimed series of Bach's keyboard music which is fast being seen as the definitive modern recording of this repertoire on the piano. Bach's Well-tempered Clavier ('The 48') consists of two books of 24 Preludes and Fugues in all the major and minor keys, and has been described as the pianist's 'Old Testament'. For over two hundred years these pieces have been the foundation of every pianist's repertoire.

Review

GRAMOPHONE CRITICS' CHOICE BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE BEST OF THE YEAR PENGUIN GUIDE ROSETTE 'Since she won the 1985 Toronto Bach competition, Angela Hewitt has established herself as the Bach pianist par excellence of her generation. Here she crowns her enthralling set of Book 1 of the "48" with a performance of Book 2 that no lover of Bach's keyboard works will want to be without. It is impossible to catalogue the manifold felicities of her playing in a short review, but the variety of colour and mood she brings to this music is irresistible throughout.' (The Sunday Times) 'A delight to both ear and mind. I have nothing but enthusiasm for Angela Hewitt's musicianly and imaginative performances' (Gramophone) 'Hewitt has set a new benchmark. Her touch is admirably clear and light, her choices of tempo make perfect musical sense and, a trained dancer, she is uniquely attuned to Bach's supple, sprightly rhyhms. A '48' of exceptional grace and beauty' (BBC Music Magazine) 'I know of no musician whose Bach playing on any instrument is of greater subtlety, beauty of tone, persuasiveness of judgement or instrumental command than Hewitt's is here' (BBC Music Magazine) 'It ranks with the best ever set down. Subtle, daring (yet never idiosyncratic), continually alive to the two most enrapturing features of Bach's music (dance and song), she exhibits a rhythmic vitality and sophistication matched by very few' (The Piano) 'Her [Angela Hewitt's] sound and articulation seem ideally suited to the music ... highly recommended.' (International Record Review) 'I know of no musician whose Bach playing on any instrument is of greater subtlety, beauty of tone, persuasiveness of judgement or instrumental command than Hewitt s is here' --(BBC Music Magazine)


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