J S Bach - Well Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2 | Signum SIGCD136

J S Bach - Well Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2


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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD136

Barcode: 0635212013625

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th September 2008

Penguin Guide 4 stars



This is SIGCD113 and SIGCD123 slip-cased together to make a wonderful 4 CD set.

The reviews have been good for the previous releases. When Rob Cowan played Book 2 Prelude and Fugue No.9 on his morning Radio 3 show, he called it: "One of the most satisfying recent releases of Bach's keyboard music on the piano".

"One could compare English pianist Jill Crossland's 2003 recording of Book One of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with Angela Hewitt's 1977 recording or András Schiff's 1984 recording. But while her performances would stand up well against them, a better comparison would be with Jörg Demus' 1970 recording or even Edwin Fischer's 1933 recording. Performed with a graceful technique and a pellucid tone, Crossland's interpretations belong among the finest of recent years and perhaps among the finest of all time. Signum Classics' sound is cool, clear, and deep with a wonderful sense of space." - American All Music Guide

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