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Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier I & II

Andrei Gavrilov | Joanna McGregor | Nikolai Demidenko, Angela Hewitt, piano

This recording presents the most important work of the baroque keyboard repertoire – The Well-Tempered Clavier - played by four world-class pianists. Each artist performs twelve Preludes and Fugues selected from this well-cherished collection of educational and yet artistically highly-strung pieces. The performances were recorded at four exceptionally charming venues: the Palazzo Labia in Venice, the Guell Palace in Barcelona, the Wartburg in Eisenach, Germany and the New Art Gallery in Walsall in England.
The performances were impressively staged and skilfully filmed, thus - together with interpretations by four high-class clavichordists – it opens up new perspectives on the work.
The complete Well-Tempered Clavier, which normally requires 4 audio discs, fits onto 2 DVDs in state of the art 5.1 surround sound in Dolby Digital and on wide screen in 16:9 ratio.


J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I & II; Book I Preludes and Fugues 1-12; Book I Preludes and Fugues 13-24; Book II Preludes and Fugues 1-12; Book II Preludes and Fugues 13-24

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Total running time
260 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 121 mins, DVD 2: 139 mins
Booklet notes
English, French, German
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