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Day Twenty Seven: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (CD 2-4)

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Bach at 57, BWV 871-893, CD 2-4, Leon Berben, Three-Instrument Rule, Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

Proving once again that the enjoyment of music is purely subjective, even though today’s CD violates the Three-Instrument Rule, I like it. There’s probably some scientific or musicological reason why I like today’s CD when I haven’t really enjoyed the last couple of CD. Maybe these compositions are more complex. Or maybe they’re performed in […]

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Day Twenty Six: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (CD 2-3)

August 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1 Corinthians 13:1, 1742, Bach at 57, BWV 871-893, CD 2-3, Dennis Brain, French horn, Harpsichord, Leon Berben, Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, starts off with a more robust and complex Prelude & Fugue (in C major), which is understandable since Book II was published in 1742, some 20 years after Book I. Bach was now 57 and presumably had more command of his craft. So the difference between Book I and Book […]

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