Johann Sebastian Bach Das wohltemperierte Clavier, oder Praeludia, und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitona II

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In the German of Bach's time Clavier (keyboard) was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord – but not excluding an organ either. The modern German spelling for the collection is Das wohltemperierte Klavier (WTK; German pronunciation: [das ˌvoːlˌtɛmpəˈʁiːɐ̯tə klaˈviːɐ̯]). Bach gave the title Das Wohltemperirte Clavier to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Some 20 years later Bach compiled a second book of the same kind, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part Two (in German: Zweyter Theil, modern spelling: Zweiter Teil). Modern editions usually refer to both parts as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (WTC I) and The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (WTC II), respectively. The collection is generally regarded as being among the most important works in the history of classical music.

Albums

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The Collection (CD 10-15)
Profil
Das Wohltemperirte Clavier Buch II, BWV 886-893 (CD 3)
Celestial Harmonies
Das Wohltemperirte Clavier Buch II, BWV 870-877 (CD 1)
Celestial Harmonies
Das Wohltemperirte Clavier Buch II, BWV 878-885 (CD 2)
Celestial Harmonies
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II (CD 2)
Nimbus
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books I and II (CD 2)
Nimbus
The Art of Samuel Feinberg, Vol. 1
Classical Records
Baroque Transcriptions: Trumpet & Organ
Groupe Analekta, Inc.
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 4)
Celestial Harmonies
Paco Pena & Eliot Fisk
Nimbus
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 3)
Celestial Harmonies
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2
Hänssler Classic
Bach: Goldberg Variations
CBC
The Swingle Singers
Warner Music
Bach
Deutsche Grammophon
An Evening With Bach
Voices of Music
JS Bach on Guitar and Ukulele
Daniel Estrem
JS Bach on 8 string guitar, vol 2
Daniel Estrem
JS Bach Works For Harpsichord
Janine Johnson
Relaxing Classical
Magnatune

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