This release contains all of Schnabel’s commercial disc recordings of the works of J. S. Bach, a composer whose keyboard music the pianist felt was too intimate for performance in the concert hall. One of Schnabel’s greatest talents was the ability to employ not only seemingly natural tempos but, more importantly, the perfect tempo relationship between sections and movements. The Prelude and Fugue from The Well-Tempered Clavier was the last recording Schnabel made before his death in 1951.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto"
Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in C minor, BWV 911
Introduction - Adagio
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in D major, BWV 912
Introduction (Presto) - Allegro
Adagio - (Fugato - Adagio)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C major, BWV 1061
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