Four pianists perform Bach.
- Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I and Book II.
The performances on this DVD are divided up as follows:
Book I, Preludes and Fugues 1-12 – Andrei Gavrilov;
Book I, 13-24 – Joanna McGregor;
Book II, 1-12 – Nikolai Demidenko;
Book II, 13-24 – Angela Hewitt.
I like Joanna McGregor’s and Angela Hewitt’s performances best, because they are satisfying from a style standpoint, and are so clear and distinct, and without a lot of the performer’s body movements.
Here is Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier”, Book II, Prelude & Fugue No. 17 A♭ – major BWV 886; as performed by Angela Hewitt, piano:
And next, let’s listen to brief highlights of all four artists on this DVD:
Finally, let me end with Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well Tempered Clavier”, Book I, Prelude & Fugue No. 13 F♯ major BWV 858, as played wonderfully by Joanna McGregor, piano:
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