J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier II

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Listeners familiar with any of Masaaki Suzuki's many Bach recordings for BIS are likely to know what to expect from his recording of the "Well-Tempered Klavier Book II": immaculate playing, impeccable taste, and immediate sound. Perhaps best-known internationally for his series of recordings of Bach's cantatas and other sacred works, Suzuki started his career as a superlative keyboard player, and as his performance here on the harpsichord demonstrates, he has kept his skills well-honed. Suzuki the keyboard player shares many of the same qualities as Suzuki the conductor: clarity, precision, vivacity, and a real feel for the music. From the quick to the slow and the simple...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Listeners familiar with any of Masaaki Suzuki's many Bach recordings for BIS are likely to know what to expect from his recording of the "Well-Tempered Klavier Book II": immaculate playing, impeccable taste, and immediate sound. Perhaps best-known internationally for his series of recordings of Bach's cantatas and other sacred works, Suzuki started his career as a superlative keyboard player, and as his performance here on the harpsichord demonstrates, he has kept his skills well-honed. Suzuki the keyboard player shares many of the same qualities as Suzuki the conductor: clarity, precision, vivacity, and a real feel for the music. From the quick to the slow and the simple to the complex, Suzuki articulates every line, harmony, and relationship lucidly but with a lively sense of rhythm and tempo. For some listeners, there may be too much calculation in these performances, and not enough freedom and inspiration. But whether or not the performances were mapped out ahead of time, no one could gainsay Suzuki's expressive intensity. Recorded in BIS' supernaturally clear yet almost tangibly present sound, these performances will surely find an appreciative audience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318591513148
  • Catalog Number: 1513/4
  • Sales rank: 138,521

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–48 The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book II, BWV 870-893 (BC L104-127) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Robert Suff (159:59)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    1. 1Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur, BWV 870. Praeludium 1
    2. 2Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur, BWV 870. Fuge I a 3 voci
    3. 3Praeludium und Fuge C-Moll, BWV 871. Praeludium II
    4. 4Praeludium und Fuge C-Moll, BWV 871. Fuge II a 4 voci
    5. 5Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Dur, BWV 872. Praeludium III
    6. 6Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Dur, BWV 872. Fuge III a 3 voci
    7. 7Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Moll, BWV 873. Praeludium IV
    8. 8Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Moll, BWV 873. Fuge IV a 3 voci
    9. 9Praeludium und Fuge D-Dur, BWV 874. Praeludium V
    10. 10Praeludium und Fuge D-Dur, BWV 874. Fuge V a 4 voci
    11. 11Praeludium und Fuge D-Moll, BWV 875. Praeludium VI
    12. 12Praeludium und Fuge D-Moll, BWV 875. Fuge VI a 3 voci
    13. 13Praeludium und Fuge Es-Dur, BWV 876. Praeludium VII
    14. 14Praeludium und Fuge Es-Dur, BWV 876. Fuge VII a 4 voci
    15. 15Praeludium und Fuge Es-Moll, BWV 877. Praeludium VIII
    16. 16Praeludium und Fuge Es-Moll, BWV 877. Fuge VIII a 4 voci
    17. 17Praeludium und Fuge E-Dur, BWV 878. Praeludium IX
    18. 18Praeludium und Fuge E-Dur, BWV 878. Fuge IX a 4 voci
    19. 19Praeludium und Fuge E-Moll, BWV 879. Praeludium X
    20. 20Praeludium und Fuge E-Moll, BWV 879. Fuge X a 3 voci
    21. 21Praeludium und Fuge F-Dur, BWV 880. Praeludium XI
    22. 22Praeludium und Fuge F-Dur, BWV 880. Fuge XI a 3 voci
    23. 23Praeludium und Fuge F-Moll, BWV 881. Praeludium XII
    24. 24Praeludium und Fuge F-Moll, BWV 881. Fuge XIII a 3 voci
    25. 25Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Dur, BWV 882. Praeludium XIII
    26. 26Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Dur, BWV 882. Fuge XIII a 3 voci
    27. 27Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Moll, BWV 883. Praeludium XIV
    28. 28Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Moll, BWV 883. Fuge XIV a 3 voci
    29. 29Praeludium und Fuge G-Dur, BWV 884. Praeludium XV
    30. 30Praeludium und Fuge G-Dur, BWV 884. Fuge XV a 3 voci
    31. 31Praeludium und Fuge G-Moll, BWV 885. Praeludium XVI
    32. 32Praeludium und Fuge G-Moll, BWV 885. Fuge XVI a 4 voci
    33. 33Praeludium und Fuge As-Dur, BWV 886. Praeludium XVII
    34. 34Praeludium und Fuge As-Dur, BWV 886. Fuge XVII a 4 voci
    35. 35Praeludium und Fuge As-Moll, BWV 887. Praeludium XVIII
    36. 36Praeludium und Fuge As-Moll, BWV 887. Fuge XVIII a 3 voci
    37. 37Praeludium und Fuge A-Dur, BWV 888. Praeludium XIX
    38. 38Praeludium und Fuge A-Dur, BWV 888. Fuge XIX a 3 voci
    39. 39Praeludium und Fuge A-Moll, BWV 889. Praeludium XX
    40. 40Praeludium und Fuge A-Moll, BWV 889. Fuge XX a 3 voci
    41. 41Praeludium und Fuge B-Dur, BWV 890. Praeludium XXI
    42. 42Praeludium und Fuge B-Dur, BWV 890. Fuge XXI a 3 voci
    43. 43Praeludium und Fuge B-Moll, BWV 891. Praeludium XXII
    44. 44Praeludium und Fuge B-Moll, BWV 891. Fuge XXII a 4 voci
    45. 45Praeludium und Fuge H-Dur, BWV 892. Praeludium XXIII
    46. 46Praeludium und Fuge H-Dur, BWV 892. Fuge XXIII a 4 voci
    47. 47Praeludium und Fuge H-Moll, BWV 893. Praeludium XXIV
    48. 48Praeludium und Fuge H-Moll, BWV 893. Fuge XXIV a 3 voci
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Masaaki Suzuki Primary Artist
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