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BACH, J.S.: Well-Tempered Clavier (The), Book 1, BWV 846-869 (A. Schiff)

Soloist: Schiff, Andras

Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (NTSC)

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London
Date of Concert: 09-2017
Playing Time: 01:50:38
Television Director: Scott, Helen
Catalogue Number: 2.110653
UPC: 747313565351

Johannn Sebastian Bach was undoubtedly the greatest musical thinker of his age. Dubbed 'the Old Testament of music' by the conductor and pianist Hans von Bulow, The Well-Tempered Clavier is acknowledged to be one of the most significant works ever written for the keyboard. Each of these 24 preludes and fugues encapsulates its own mood, and Bach's delight in mixing technical strictness with freedom of expression has made this work an indispensable element of Western culture for centuries. Sir Andras Schiff is heralded as one of the finest Bach interpreters today, and this first complete performance at the prestigious BBC Promms was summed up as 'stupendous' by The Independent.

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