The Well-Tempered Clavier - Part 2/1, Tape 5+6

by Johann Sebastian Bach / Friedrich Gulda

master tape order number: HH01.00.34
sales price incl. VAT: 398,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 331,67 EUR
2 RTM SM468 Tapes on 10.5" Metal Reels
38cm/15IPS-CCIR-1/4inch-2 Track-510nWb

master tape order number: HH02.00.34
sales price incl. VAT: 398,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 331,67 EUR
1 RTM LPR90 on 7" Plastic Reel
19cm/7.5IPS-NAB-1/4inch-2 Track-320nWb

vinyl box (5 vinyl records) order number: HH16.00.08
sales price incl. VAT: 130,00 EUR
sales price excl. VAT: 108,33 EUR

Friedrich Gulda - Bach - complete recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier

It is not presumptuous to claim that two monumental events in Western music meet in Friedrich Gulda's recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier. Firstly, this very special recording which dates from the years 1972-73 and represents the highlight and culmination of the collaboration between the Austrian pianist and the Villingen sound wizard Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer, and their aspirational goal of attaining the optimal sound. It is exactly this quality which makes Gulda's interpretation so vital and daring even today. Secondly, the work itself. With the complete sequence of preludes and fugues in all 24 keys, Johann Sebastian Bach had created a series of works which brought the development of tempered tuning a quantum leap forward.

The recordings are now available in unprecedented sound quality. The original analogue recordings from 1972/73 form the basis of Christoph Stickel's unobtrusive "refurbishing" which aims to avoid any artistic intervention. You, the valued listener, will be transported back into the sound engineer's chair at the time of recording.


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