Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 (2CD)

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Céline Frisch

Two years after releasing her CD dedicated to Book I of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Céline Frisch now presents the second volume of this musical landmark. Bach compiled Book II in 1744, twenty-two years after Book I. It took until 1801 for both volumes to be printed: from then until the present day they have inspired countless composers. After a series of recordings with the Ensemble Zimmermann she helped to found, Céline Frisch returns to the harpsichord recital, for a programme of this, her very favourite music. Through these preludes and fugues, she reminds us that far from being technical exercises, the Well-Tempered Clavier is a work of pure pleasure and constant renewed discovery. As Robert Schumann declared: ‘You should frequently play the fugues of the great masters, particularly those of J.S. Bach. Make the Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread.’

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Tracklisting:

CD1

  1. Prelude I in C major, BWV 870
  2. Fugue I in C major, BWV 870
  3. Prelude II in C minor, BWV 871
  4. Fugue II in C minor, BWV 871
  5. Prelude III in C sharp major, BWV 872
  6. Fugue III in C sharp major, BWV 872
  7. Prelude IV in C sharp minor, BWV 873
  8. Fugue IV in C sharp minor, BWV 873
  9. Prelude V in D major, BWV 874
  10. Fugue V in D major, BWV 874
  11. Prelude VI in D minor, BWV 875
  12. Fugue VI in D minor, BWV 875
  13. Prelude VII in E flat major, BWV 876
  14. Fugue VII in E flat major, BWV 876
  15. Prelude VIII in E flat minor, BWV 877
  16. Fugue VIII in E flat minor, BWV 877
  17. Prelude IX in E major, BWV 878
  18. Fugue IX in E major, BWV 878
  19. Prelude X in E minor, BWV 879
  20. Fugue X in E minor, BWV 879
  21. Prelude XI in F major, BWV 880
  22. Fugue XI in F major, BWV 880
  23. Prelude XII in F minor, BWV 881
  24. Fugue XII in F minor, BWV 881


CD2

  1. Prelude XIII in F sharp major, BWV 882
  2. Fugue XIII in F sharp major, BWV 882
  3. Prelude XIV in F sharp minor, BWV 883
  4. Fugue XIV in F sharp minor, BWV 883
  5. Prelude XV in G major, BWV 884
  6. Fugue XV in G major, BWV 884
  7. Prelude XVI in G minor, BWV 885
  8. Fugue XVI in G minor, BWV 885
  9. Prelude XVII in A flat major, BWV 886
  10. Fugue XVII in A flat major, BWV 886
  11. Prelude XVIII in G sharp minor, BWV 887
  12. Fugue XVIII in G sharp minor, BWV 887
  13. Prelude XIX in A major, BWV 888
  14. Fugue XIX in A major, BWV 888
  15. Prelude XX in A minor, BWV 889
  16. Fugue XX in A minor, BWV 889
  17. Prelude XXI in B flat major, BWV 890
  18. Fugue XXI in B flat major, BWV 890
  19. Prelude XXII in B flat minor, BWV 891
  20. Fugue XXII in B flat minor, BWV 891
  21. Prelude XXIII in B major, BWV 892
  22. Fugue XXIII in B major, BWV 892
  23. Prelude XXIV in B minor, BWV 893
  24. Fugue XXIV in B minor, BWV 893