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BACH, J.S.: Italian Concerto / Toccatas / Concerto for 2 Keyboards, BWV 1061 (Schnabel) (1936-1950)

Composer(s)Bach, Johann Sebastian
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumental
Catalogue 8.111286
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
 This album is not available in your country due to licensing restrictions or copyright laws that provide or may provide for terms of protection for sound recordings that differ from the rest of the world.

This release contains all of Schnabel’s commercial disc recordings of the works of J. S. Bach, a composer whose keyboard music the pianist felt was too intimate for performance in the concert hall. One of Schnabel’s greatest talents was the ability to employ not only seemingly natural tempos but, more importantly, the perfect tempo relationship between sections and movements. Of the recording of the Toccata in C minor, BWV 911, one critic wrote upon its release, ‘Schnabel has rarely made a more satisfying recording than this. He refuses speed and brilliance to the opening Allegro moderato, taking it more slowly than is usual… he makes the transition to the Adagio seem inevitably right.’ The Prelude and Fugue from The Tempered Clavier was the last recording Schnabel made before his death in 1951.



Work/Track Title Time USD Price MP3 Tracks
BACH, J.S.: Italian Concerto / Toccatas / Concerto for 2 Keyboards, BWV 1061 (Schnabel) (1936-1950) 1:09:12   
  Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto"              
      I. (Allegro) 3:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Andante 5:35    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Presto 3:13    0.99   Add to cart  
  Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903              
      Fantasia 7:08    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue 4:11    1.59   Add to cart  
  The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 850              
      Prelude 1:17    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue 2:22    0.99   Add to cart  
  Toccata in C minor, BWV 911              
      Introduction - Adagio - 3:47    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue I - 2:37    0.99   Add to cart  
      Fugue II 4:27    0.99   Add to cart  
  Toccata in D major, BWV 912              
      Introduction (Presto) - Allegro - 2:24    0.99   Add to cart  
      Adagio - (Fugato - Adagio) - 6:41    1.59   Add to cart  
      Fugue (Presto) 2:41    0.99   Add to cart  
  Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C major, BWV 1061              
      I. (Allegro) 6:44    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Adagio 7:39    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Fuga 5:09    1.59   Add to cart  
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