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Offline Bogey

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Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« on: May 06, 2007, 01:26:30 PM »
What do you enjoy here for recordings (either or both books)?  HIP and Non-HIP suggestions welcome.
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 03:57:05 PM »
If you can get it - Samuil Feinberg. I also enjoy Richter and, surprisingly, Jeno Jando
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 05:04:06 PM »
Glen Wilson, Bob van Asperen, Ottavio Dantone, Gustav Leonhardt -- all on harpsichord.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 05:43:22 PM »
Glen Wilson, Bob van Asperen, Ottavio Dantone, Gustav Leonhardt -- all on harpsichord.

Agree, and I would add Landowska, Gilbert, Suzuki and Verlet.

On piano, there's Gould, Gulda, Fellner/Bk. 1, Richter, Feinberg, Aldwell, Tureck, Crochet, Fischer and Nikolayeva.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 05:54:20 PM »

I'll add the third vote for Richter. SURPRISE!  ;D

Book one was remastered on RCA, but book two wasn't.  :'(

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 05:55:13 PM »
If you can get it - Samuil Feinberg.

I've seen this about on the "Classical records" label. How's the sound?

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 06:37:22 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.  My knee-jerk reaction to the above is Gould.

Is Andras Schiff's work here worth a listen?
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007, 06:47:53 PM »
I've heard that the Schiff is the best if you want 'traditional' Bach.

Personally, I'll almost always go for Gould (har, har) - his playing just speaks to me in a way very few other performers do.

The Jando on Naxos I don't really enjoy - can't hear the voicing very clearly.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007, 08:05:16 PM »
Agree, and I would add Landowska, Gilbert, Suzuki and Verlet.

On piano, there's Gould, Gulda, Fellner/Bk. 1, Richter, Feinberg, Aldwell, Tureck, Crochet, Fischer and Nikolayeva.

Oops, forgot the Landowska!

I love the Fellner and the Tureck.  I wish Fellner would hurry up and record Bk II!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 08:38:04 PM »
Another vote for Glen Wilson on harpsichord and Glen Glould on piano!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007, 10:31:14 PM »
Glen Wilson, Bob van Asperen, Ottavio Dantone, Gustav Leonhardt -- all on harpsichord.

I haven't heard any of those but I imagine they're all very good. I bet Lar Ulrik Mortensen & Ludger Remy have good recordings (that is if they do have recordings at all...)

For piano I was a surprised that I didn't like Gould's recording but I'm much happier with Richter's. I don't think I like WTC enough to collect a whole bunch of them though.  :-\
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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2007, 12:42:15 AM »
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt

Piano: Friedrich Gulda

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2007, 01:39:49 AM »
I've heard that the Schiff is the best if you want 'traditional' Bach.


I've never heard the above.  I do consider Schiff's WTC his best Bach recording except for his Goldbergs on ECM.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2007, 06:01:32 AM »
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt


 Agreed!

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2007, 06:04:28 AM »
Harpsichord: Gilbert.

Piano: Feltsman.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2007, 10:09:47 AM »
Edwin Fischer does it for me.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2007, 10:15:05 AM »
Gould enlivens the music like no other.  Though if you're a purist,  I suggest Angela Hewitt.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2007, 12:31:55 PM »
Gould enlivens the music like no other.  Though if you're a purist,  I suggest Angela Hewitt.

Unusual, recommending a piano version to a purist.

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2007, 03:26:46 PM »
Unusual, recommending a piano version to a purist.

>:D  8)

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Re: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2007, 01:09:57 AM »
Unusual, recommending a piano version to a purist.

Haha.. good point.   ;D

You know what I meant though.... a piano version more faithful to the score.  ;)

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