JS Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 (Blu-ray) | Naxos - Blu-ray NBD0105V

JS Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 (Blu-ray)


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Label: Naxos - Blu-ray

Cat No: NBD0105V

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 21st February 2020



Distinguished Bach specialist Sir András Schiff returned to the BBC Proms in 2018 to present Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Extending the variety already evident in Book I (available on 2110653), Bach’s effortless brilliance and new-found sonorities push harmony and counterpoint further than ever with a combination of ancient and modern styles, church austerity and galant lightness. Schiff has said that ‘no-one combines the sacred and the secular as Bach does’, and this is comprehensively demonstrated in Bach’s fascinating and challenging sequence. This performance in the Royal Albert Hall was described as ‘a musical meditation for our troubled times’ by the Independent.

Picture format: HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1
Region code: A, B, C
No. of discs: 1 (BD 50)


Not all pianists in their mid-sixties are necessarily at the peak of their powers. Schiff unquestionably is. His technical and musical mastery consistently aims high and digs deep, seeming to bypass the piano and penetrating each Prelude and Fugue on its own terms. … these two discs constitute The Well-Tempered Clavier’s reference video version, a winning combination of the BBC’s high production values and Schiff on peak form at full capacity in music that he profoundly cares about.  Jed Distler
Gramophone May 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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