Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2

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Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2



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1st June 2010




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Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2

Andrei Gavrilov (piano), Joanna McGregor (piano), Nikolai Demidenko (piano) & Angela Hewitt (piano)

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The most important work of the baroque keyboard repertoire, played by four world-class pianists.

Each artist performs twelve Preludes and Fugues from the work at one of four exceptionally charming venues: the Palazzo Labia in Venice, the Guell Palace in Barcelona, the Wartburg in Eisenach and the New Art Gallery in Walsall.

The performances were so recorded and impressively staged that the highly skilled visual direction literally opens up entirely new perspectives on Bach’s music.

The complete Well-Tempered Clavier, which requires normally 4 audio discs, on only 2DVDs.

“Here you are made more than conscious of a pianist in rapt communion with Bach’s spirit” Gramophone on Andrei Gavrilov

“McGregor’s verve, energy and astounding technique are always at the service of the music and never vice versa. Her ability to inhabit so many sound worlds with the same intensity andcommitment is profoundly impressive” BBC

“… extraordinary intimacy with the piano, which withholds no secrets of keyboard brilliance or expressive colouring from him, maximises the potential in the scoring …” The Times on Nikolai Demidenko

“The pianist who will define Bach performance on piano for years to come” Stereophile on Angela Hewitt

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1

Region code: 0

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 121 mins (DVD 1) 139 mins (DVD 2)

Audience: all

BBC Music Magazine

January 2011


“A novel and successful way to present the great 48: inventive camera-work in exotic locations allows us to savour four very different pianistic approaches. Pellucid Hewitt and visionary Gavrilov are the stars.”

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