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This masterwork has for three hundred years been considered Bach’s greatest contribution to keyboard music. Recognised as a foundation of excellence in playing technique and imaginative composition, it has inspired later geniuses from Mozart and Haydn through to Shostakovich.
The work forms two books, each containing 24 preludes and 24 fugues, covering all the keys of the chromatic scale. Featuring a huge variety of style and mood, it makes for memorable and highly entertaining listening. This double CD contains Book One - Preludes and Fugues numbers 1 - 24. (The recording of Book Two, numbers 25 - 48, is underway and will be released during 2019.)
This new recording has already prompted these responses from experts in the field:
The recording is so clear, the interpretation is so wise - stable and grounded, yet full of feeling… E.R.
What strikes me immediately is your thoughtful approach and the wonderful sound quality, plus the desire to hear more when time allows. R.L.
I listened right through. It’s a fabulous recording. Congratulations. D. W.
I must say I have not heard this played as well, ever, nor on such a perfect vehicle. You should be really proud. D.L.
Total playing time CD One: 59.31
Total playing time CD Two: 62.12
© 2013-2018 Colin Booth, harpsichordist and harpsichord maker