The Well Tempered Clavier is one of the Pillars of classical music. On this DVD, four pianists tell us more about this music:
Bach, J S: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2
Performed by Andrei Gavrilov (piano), Joanna McGregor (piano), Nikolai Demidenko (piano) and Angela Hewitt (piano)
This is the most important work of the baroque keyboard repertoire, played by four world-class pianists.
Each artist performs twelve Preludes and Fugues from the work at one of four exceptional venues: the Palazzo Labia in Venice, the Guell Palace in Barcelona, the Wartburg in Eisenach and the New Art Gallery in Walsall.
The performances were so recorded and impressively staged that the highly skilled visual direction literally opens up entirely new perspectives on Bach’s music.
The complete Well-Tempered Clavier, which requires normally 4 audio discs, on only 2 DVD’s in this album.
Gramophone magazine wrote the following about Andrei Gavrilov:
“Here you are made more than conscious of a pianist in rapt communion with Bach’s spirit”
Here is Mr. Gavrilov playing the music of Bach: