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BACH, J.S.: Well-Tempered Clavier (The), Book II (Landowska) (1951-1954)

Composer(s)Bach, Johann Sebastian
Artist(s) Landowska, Wanda, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111061-63
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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Wanda Landowska, who continued to perform and record up to her death in 1959, was renowned as the greatest harpsichordist of the first half of the twentieth century. Book II of her recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was made between 1951 and 1954 at her home in Lakeville Connecticut. As with all of Landowska’s recordings, what strikes the listener most is her vitality, her musical integrity, and her total commitment to the music she is playing. Landowska brings a unique mood, style and character to the great Prelude and Fugue in E major which she described as ‘one of the most perfect works of music.’ Her heartfelt interpretation of the Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor can be best summed up in her own words: ‘When Bach writes of sorrow, it never

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BACH, J.S.: Well-Tempered Clavier (The), Book II (Landowska) (1951-1954) 3:12:05   
DISC 1
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: 24 Preludes and Fugues              
      Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870 3:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870 1:53    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871 2:22    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871 3:57    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872 3:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872 2:14    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873 4:23    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873 3:15    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874 3:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874 5:07    1.59   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875 1:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875 2:42    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876 3:05    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876 1:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877 5:08    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877 5:57    1.59   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878 3:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878 3:19    0.99   Add to cart  
DISC 2
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: 24 Preludes and Fugues              
      Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879 4:36    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879 3:44    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880 5:57    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880 2:09    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881 5:35    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881 2:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882 3:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882 2:41    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883 3:46    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883 8:46    1.59   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884 3:55    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884 1:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885 3:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885 4:11    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886 4:57    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886 4:51    0.99   Add to cart  
DISC 3
  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: 24 Preludes and Fugues              
      Prelude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887 5:41    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887 5:18    1.59   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888 2:02    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888 1:48    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889 3:28    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889 2:08    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890 5:03    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890 3:35    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891 5:17    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891 5:30    1.59   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892 2:50    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892 3:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893 3:22    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893 2:07    0.99   Add to cart  
  Prelude, Fugue and Allegro in E-Flat Major, BWV 998              
      Prelude 3:05    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue 6:59    1.59   Add to cart  
      Allegro 2:44    0.99   Add to cart  
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