For book 2, to view originals is a more complex exercise, given the lack of the one authoritative original from js bachs hand and the fragmentation of historical copies see the work of yo tomita for more info on this. He was born on or near march 21 1685 and died on july 28, 1750. Book 2, bwv 870893 prelude in f sharp major bwv 882 by. The title page is missing from the manuscript, but its similarity to the first book of the well tempered clavier led editors to entitle it book ii. Each set consists of twenty four preludes and fugues in all of the major and minor keys in ascending order.
Welltempered clavier book i bwv 846869 discography. Bach loved numbers, symbolism, and symmetry, so this is very likely his way of showing that he intended to write 24 fugues altogether. 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. 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. It was the ultimate workbook, open to constant change and refining by bach himself. Please feel free to comment on any notation engraving error complete. Book 1, part 1 the open well tempered clavier sheet music. Well tempered clavier book i, prelude c major we start our analysis with the, so to say, entry door into the 48, the well tempered clavier book i, prelude c maj. Book 2, bwv 870893 prelude and fugue in c major, bwv 870 j. 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. This invaluable guide to the 96 pieces explains bachs various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides. Jill crossland plays selections from j s bachs welltempered clavier 48 preludes and fugues, mainly taken live from recitals 4. His works such as the brandenburg concertos are known for their technical depth and artistic beauty. It is generally far more difficult than book 1 however, with greater technical and structural difficulty for the performer.
Pianist kimiko ishizaka, with the support of her fans, has recorded and released the music of j. In the welltempered clavier, a few major facts were established. Welltempered clavier, part i johann sebastian bach. Print and download in pdf or midi the open well tempered clavier. This website is incredibly resourceful, and one can especially check the 1722 original of the well tempered clavier book 1. Preludes and fugues the welltempered clavier, by j. Bach, martins, joao carlos well tempered clavier book 2. Discussion in music corner started by brstp, feb 1, 2007. First, it is one of the rare fugues with five voices there are two in book 1 of the welltempered clavier, and none in book 2.
Such thoughts perhaps passed through bachs mind too when surveying his own keyboard output, and the profound differences in sensibility that distinguish. The welltempered clavier, book i 1722 complete recording by breemer, c. Feb 01, 2007 book 1 and book 2 of the well tempered clavier are 2cds each not full cds though, so only the 4cd set contains the complete work. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Please note the id wristband is for content id dispute purposes. The well tempered clavier is two sets of preludes and fugues for keyboard. Johann sebastian bach was a noted german composer, keyboardist, and violinist. This video and recording were made at the bosendorfer factory in wienerneustadt, austria, when kimiko ishizaka visited to choose an instrument for the welltempered clavier. Richter bach well tempered clavier book 2 bwv 872 prelude. Prelude c major, bwv 846 123,427 views 1 year ago discover the album on a streaming platform of your choice. Bac h the welltempered clavier, book i prelude and fugue no. The well tempered clavier consists in its entirety of two books, each of 24 preludes and fugues, in which there is one for each major and minor key. Jill crossland plays selections from j s bachs well tempered clavier 48 preludes and fugues, mainly taken live from recitals 4.
The well tempered clavier book 2 scrolling youtube chopin. Book 1 was written in 1722 towards the end of bachs period as capellmeister at cothen and book 2 appeared some twenty two years later in 1744. Bach composed a paired prelude and fugue in each of the 24 keys to demonstrate the viability of the. Prelude no 2 in c minor, bwv 847 the piece has tempo indications from bach, a rarity, in that bar 28 is marked presto, bar 34 adagio, and then allegro in bar 35. The welltempered clavier, book 2 by gould, glenn from amazons classical music store. First and foremost, bernards artificial existence was revealed to be an homage of sorts to one of the parks founders. Completed by 1742, book 2 was intended as a complement to book 1, not as a replacement. Complete works for harpsichord by martin galling on. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742. The well tempered clavier book 2 scrolling youtube. Id buy book 2, learn these, and then go back to book 1.
Dec 11, 2018 provided to youtube by universal music group j. Second, the theme features a dramatic and expressive leap of a minor 9th the big jump upwards between the 2nd and 3rd notes. This is the third set of the well tempered clavier i have bought. They were published in two separate books, book i, which was composed in. Apart from the early versions of several preludes included in w. Thank you to the reivewers on this site, and elsewhere, who pointed me in richters glowing direction. I only like about half the pieces in bachs book ii of his well tempered clavier composed c.
Free sheet music for the complete 48 preludes and fugues of the well tempered clavier by j. Book 1 contains the more popular preludes and fugues. The well tempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742. Video series of lessons that provide deeper insight into the masters works and process of composition. Bachs klavierbuchlein 1720 there is an almost complete collection of prelude and fughetta versions predating the 1722 autograph, known from a later copy by an. This prelude is an intentionally simple series of chord arpeggios, walking through some modulations in the vicinity of and returning back to c maj. The first book of the welltempered clavier was composed in the early 1720s, with bachs autograph dated 1722. This website is incredibly resourceful, and one can especially check the 1722 original of the welltempered clavier book 1. Some of the preludes and fugues date from the 1720s. They were published in two separate books, book i, which was composed in 1722, and book ii, composed in 1744. S welltempered clavier the, book 1 jando by johann sebastian bach. 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. The balance between romantic playing, with considerable pedal use throughout, and gripping concentration yield a particularly special sound. Prelude no 2 in c minor, bwv 847 the welltempered clavier.
This is a most amazing performance of the book ii of the well tempered clavier, with mr. Welltempered clavier book i bwv 846869 discography part 8. Well tempered clavier book 1 from christiane jaccottet. Bach, glenn gould the welltempered clavier, book 1. Bach gave the present title to the work, which was composed for the use and practice of musical youth eager to learn and for the amusement of those already skilled in this study. Prelude edith pichtaxenfeld johann sebastian bach bach. Bachswelltempered clavieror the 48 preludes and fugues stands at the core of baroque keyboard music and has been a model and inspiration for performers and composers ever since it was written. The welltempered clavier book 2, preludes and fugues 18 on spine. Which book of bachs well tempered clavier is easier. This is the third set of the welltempered clavier i have bought.
Such thoughts perhaps passed through bachs mind too when surveying his own keyboard output, and the profound differences in. In jill crosslands own words, no other music is so perfect an integration of emotional. The welltempered clavier is two sets of preludes and fugues for keyboard. After some practice, after having learned a few of these preludes and fougues, the fingering should become more natural and those fingering suggestions on the editions really become unneccessary. Provided to youtube by sony music entertainment the welltempered clavier, book 2. Schiff plays the 48 preludes and fugues on the piano, with the utmost sensitivity to voicing and the phrasing of counterpoint. Bach, andras schiff the welltempered clavier, book 2. 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. Aldwell enunciating the various voices of the fugues in the clearest and most creative possible manner, and bringing his awesome. The 1965 version is quite inventive, sounds somehow fresher than the 1983 version. Bach, prelude and fugue 7 in eflat major, welltempered clavier book ii bwv 876 duration. Here are the results, listed from fastest to slowest, book i prelude in c only. Book 1 and book 2 of the well tempered clavier are 2cds each not full cds though, so only the 4cd set contains the complete work. Bach worked on the second book over a long period of time, even reworking pieces he had written for other purposes, as he had in the first book.893 713 399 352 662 866 1160 213 1527 1083 1130 1499 1071 1245 1481 335 1458 505 1318 346 900 466 955 1003 1432 334 557 611 97 1385 1164 408 508 451 1409