Glenn gould 1932 1982 bach the welltempered clavier. Is book 2 any easier, or should i just keep working on what i have. The well tempered clavier, book 2 glenn gould on allmusic 1993. The well tempered clavier book 1 scrolling youtube bach easter oratorio. Continue from part 1 donald satz wrote february 16, 2001. It explores the intricacies of each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and constitutes the largestscale and mostinfluential undertaking for. Apr 23, 2019 robert douglass is raising funds for open welltempered clavier bah to bach on kickstarter. The well tempered clavier i by glenn gould cd, jan1994, 2 discs, sony classical at the best online prices at ebay.
The episode has an 89% score on rotten tomatoes and has an average rating of 8. The open welltempered clavier website, the open well tempered. Which book of bachs well tempered clavier is easier overall. Jul 16, 20 the well tempered clavier is a collection of two books of keyboard music. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Please stop by at a later time to find more material available. Glenn gould fugue in e major from the well tempered clavier book 2. Glenn goulds performance of the bach prelude in c minor, measures 16. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It will be recorded by pianist kimiko ishizaka in the teldex studio, berlin.
Jan 28, 2012 johann sebastian bach the well tempered clavier book i fugue in b minor friedrich gulda piano. Robert douglass is raising funds for open welltempered clavier bah to bach on kickstarter. What is the significance of the welltempered clavier. Listen to your favorite songs from glenn gould plays bach. Here you find 3 complete recordings and several single preludes and fugues of the well tempered clavier by johann sebastian bach. Download a free and public domain recording and musical. The well tempered clavier i glenn gould on allmusic 1993. The well tempered clavier book 2 scrolling gerubach. The welltempered clavier, book 2, complete preludes and. If you are looking for the essential glenn gould playing bach, then the three sets you really ought to have are his goldberg variations either version, plus the two books of the well tempered clavier.
Start studying prelude and fugue in c minor and well tempered clavier. Order from your preferred classical music cd store arkivmusic. While this welltempered clavier book ii recording presents some of glenn gould s formidable strengths an awesome technical command, the ability to project a wide variety of sounds textures and an always original interpretation it strikes me as one of the pianists weaker js bach recordings. Goulds interpretation of bachs music is well known and theres no exeption with this album.
Bach welltempered clavier prelude and fugue 9 in e major. Book two of the well tempered clavier dates from 173842 some 20 years after book one and was assembled from both newly composed pieces and various existing preludes and fugues going back a number of years. Glenn gould talks about the e major fugue from well tempered clavier book 2. The well tempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742. Eminent bachspecialist sir andras schiff here performs book i. Composed about 20 years apart, the two sets of 24 preludes and fugues that constitute the two books of johann sebastian bachs welltempered clavier didnt start off as one huge collection of 48 works in fact, the set of 24 preludes and fugues composed in 1742 were not issued as a sequel to the original wtc of 1722.
If you are looking for the essential glenn gould playing bach, then the three sets you really ought to have are his goldberg variations either version, plus the two books of the welltempered clavier. For the welltempered clavier, book ii, i would recommend the masterful and richer recording from soviet pianist sviatoslav richter, made at about the same time as gould s. The well tempered clavier, book 1 bwv 846869 the well tempered clavier 1 is a collection of educational pieces with exceptionally high artistic contents. Happy 250th, well tempered clavier, book i the new york times. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in. In fact, book 2 is generally far more difficult than book 1 in every way. I have two versions of well tempered clavier, one is played by sviatoslav richter, and the other by gould. While there are many good recordings, in my opinion, only richters comes close to the beauty that gould has created with this great piece by bach. The open welltempered clavier website, the open welltempered.
Aug 14, 2010 which book of bachs well tempered clavier is easier overall. In bachs time clavier 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. Continue from part 1 donald satz wrote may 31, 2000. Bach, the welltempered clavier, book 1 sviatoslav richter 1969. The welltempered clavier, book i volume 2, bwv 854. The well tempered clavier book 2 prelude e fugue in a, bwv 888. Oct 31, 2010 like thinkgreenlovepiano already said, i think all of them are very enjoyable to listen to, but some suggestions for the first book. Complete score of the welltempered clavier, book 1, by johann sebastian bach open welltempered clavier project. Some of the links listed below are not yet open to the public, given that this website is work in progress.
Released 30 october 2012 on sony classical catalog no. The well tempered clavier confirms a multitude of popular theories in an episode marked by bleak revelations and tragic results. Prelude in d major continuous semiquavers from the right hand and a staccato bass line makes this prelude very joyous and playful. Bach, glenn gould the welltempered clavier, book 1. However, delays in postal and courier services mean that deliveries are currently taking longer than. With music streaming on deezer you can discover more than 56 million tracks, create your own playlists, and share your favourite tracks with your friends. Sep 07, 2017 the two volumes of bachs the welltempered clavier together represent a wealth of musical invention, ingenuity and delight. I think gulda shows a little more variety of pacing and mood in book 1. But i feel theres much more going on in the details of the music which only gould and tureck examine. His works such as the brandenburg concertos are known for their technical depth and artistic beauty. From all the works written in the baroque era, no other work has been so well cherished, frequently performed and thoroughly studied than this work of bachs.
If music does have a bible, it is book i of the well tempered clavier. Cbs sony bach well tempered clavier book 1 gould 40ac1558 9 2lp classic. S well tempered clavier the, book 1 landowska 19491951 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, resurrecting the instrument and taking a scholarly approach to the performance of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The well tempered clavier book 2 scrolling youtube. While richter also suffers from poor studio engineering, he equals gould s technical command while projecting a richer and more varied and diverse emotional range. First, it is one of the rare fugues with five voices there are two in book 1 of the well tempered clavier, and none in book 2. I own book 1, and was considering buying book 2 because some of the pieces were too dificult. Gould was simply incomparable in the contrapuntal intricacies of bachs fugal writing, and in the well tempered clavier he has 48 opportunities. The haunting fivevoice fugue in bflat minor has several characteristics which are notable.
Each book contains 24 relatively free, improvisatory preludes, each of which precedes a fugue. It is far longer with all the repeats it only just fits on two cds, more complex in writing, and not least of greater technical and structural difficulty for the performer. All these years later i have finally purchased book two, featuring mr. Such thoughts perhaps passed through bachs mind too when surveying his own keyboard output, and the profound differences in sensibility that distinguish the second volume of the. The welltempered clavier book i, bwv 846869 by johann. Bach the welltempered clavier book i internet archive. The well tempered clavier, book 2, preludes and fugues 1724 glenn gould on allmusic 2007. It was an amazing experience to witness how each version became something completely new in gould s hands. The well tempered clavier, book i volume 2, bwv 854861 released. Had the term well tempered clavier changed by 1742. Second, the theme features a dramatic and expressive leap of a minor 9th the big jump upwards between the 2nd and 3rd notes. Glenn gould talks about e major fugue from well tempered. Gould doesnt just play the works, but enters into a personal dialogue with you the listener, walking ahead, pointing out each tiny detail worthy of note, slowing down the moment he sees you are tiring, speeding up when he sees your attention wavering. After these 24 preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keysbook ii, with another 24.
This edition of johann sebastian bachs famous keyboard work the well tempered clavier was edited by ferruccio busoni, who also added historical information and a large number of performance notes that will relate to piano performance. Gould was simply incomparable in the contrapuntal intricacies of bachs fugal writing, and in the welltempered clavier he has 48 opportunities. Book ii of the well tempered clavier occupies much more space in gould s discography than the first. It explores the intricacies of each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and constitutes the largestscale and mostinfluential undertaking for solo keyboard of the baroque era.
Prelude and fugue in c minor and well tempered clavier. Bach the well tempered clavier book i glenn gould cbs 2 lp box s 77225 mint. Welltempered clavier ii complete 612 by glenn gould. Preludes and fugues the welltempered clavier, by j. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, 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.
The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742. Johann sebastian bach was a noted german composer, keyboardist, and violinist. In this columbia release of goulds 1966 and 1967 recordings of the first eight preludes and fugues from bachs well tempered clavier book ii, listeners were treated to almost hummingfree performances. The well tempered clavier, book 2, preludes and fugues 916.
Bach the well tempered clavier book 2 glenn gould orig cbs 4 lp box s 77337 mint. Bach, andras schiff the welltempered clavier, book 2. Buy welltempered clavier, the gould by johann sebastian bach, glenn gould from amazons classical music store. Glenn gould fugue in e major from the well tempered. Open welltempered clavier bah to bach by robert douglass. The goldberg variations, bwv 988 1981 recording, remastered 1982 bach. Glenn gould talks about the e major fugue from well tempered clavier book 2 with bruno monsaingeon. Free sheet music for the complete 48 preludes and fugues of the well tempered clavier by j. The well tempered clavier book 1 scrolling youtube. Below find a link to the discussion of the individual pieces of the well tempered clavier book i and a short overview of their degree of technical difficulty. In thomas manns novel lotte in weimar an old goethe muses on the achievements of his youth and of his maturity the former the work of genius, the latter the work of greatness. Welltempered clavier glenn gould by bach, johann sebastian on arkivcd. They were intended mainly for students but open to the public and i.74 983 467 1563 420 1440 379 1215 55 813 308 341 802 1203 479 1080 166 1270 714 1388 1365 68 640 82 667 1240 1275 1132 634 675 1036 176 1398 1323 777 433