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WTC I P/F C major, BWV 846

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Uploaded by: PGoeth (11/01/12)
Composer: Bach, J. S.
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Velesovo
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Baroque
Description:
My "final version" of the C major P/F, BWV 846. I ended up with the Velesovo, which has this wonderful and innocent tone for this music.

Meanwhile, I have also started up a little journey to connect visual images with the WTC. Please see the "color" version and some additional stuff at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp6vWq9eM8w.

Generally, you are very much invited to take a look at my website, where I tried to explain some of my views on the WTC1. The C maj is already covered, you can find the relevant sections at http://bachwelltemperedclavier.org/pf-c-major.html.

One of the things which are amazing: The variability of interpretations of this P/F. Interesting that Barenboim's C major prelude is almost double speed to Tureck. Further, the relationship of the prelude to the fugue shows material differences: Gould and Stadtfeld play 1:1, Gulda (almost) 2:1. Clearly, there is no real "right" and "wrong".

Please note that this recording is copyright protected (c) Philip Goeth 2012, ISRC MT-A67-12-00021
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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