Das Wohltemperierte Clavier, oder Praeludia, und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitona I

Baroque prelude / fugue

Description

The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846–893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. In the German of Bach's time Clavier (keyboard) was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord – but not excluding an organ either.

The modern German spelling for the collection is Das wohltemperierte Klavier (WTK; German pronunciation: [das ˌvoːlˌtɛmpəˈʁiːɐ̯tə klaˈviːɐ̯]). Bach gave the title Das Wohltemperirte Clavier to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Some 20 years later Bach compiled a second book of the same kind, which became known as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part Two (in German: Zweyter Theil, modern spelling: Zweiter Teil).

Modern editions usually refer to both parts as The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (WTC I) and The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II (WTC II), respectively. The collection is generally regarded as being among the most important works in the history of classical music.

Year 1722
Time Period Baroque
Opus BWV 846-869
Instrumentation Keyboard

Scores

Fuga No. 1
Music Express 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude in C
Cimarron Music Press 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue XXII
Cimarron Music Press 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue XVII
Cimarron Music Press 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major
Brassworks 4 1722
Bach, et al.
Fuga II, from the Well Tempered Clavier
Brassworks 4 1722
Bach, et al.
Fugue XVI, in g minor, BWV 861
Brassworks 4 1722
Bach, et al.
Fugue XIII
Brassworks 4 1722
Bach, et al.
Die mit Tränen
Novello & Company 1722
Allwood, et al.
Prelude And Fugue In C Major
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude & Fugue in C Minor
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude & Fugue No.6 in D Minor
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No.8
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude No. 7 in E♭
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. XII in F Minor
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F Sharp Major
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Bach Prelude No 16 In G Minor Piano
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A Flat Major
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B Flat Major
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude No. 23 in B Major
Edwin Ashdown 1722
Bach, et al.
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Band I)
Wilhelm Hansen 1722
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 846
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 847
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 848
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 849
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 850
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 851
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 852
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 853
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 854
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 855
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 856
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 857
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 858
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 859
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 860
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 861
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 862
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 863
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 864
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 865
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 866
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 867
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 868
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 869
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1722

Videos

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Albums

Fugue: Bach and Shostakovich
Chandos
Beniamino Gigli: Recital
Myto Records S.a.s. / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
The Piano
Magnatune
Classical Ukulele
Magnatune
The Art of Maurizio Pollini
Deutsche Grammophon
Violin Masterworks (CD 35)
Decca Records
Spheres - Einaudi, Glass, Nyman, Pärt, Richter
Deutsche Grammophon
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
Deutsche Grammophon
100 Best Piano (CD 2)
Warner Music
Bach
Nimbus
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 2)
MusicMasters
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 1)
MusicMasters
JS Bach - Book 1 CD2 Well-Tempered Clavier
Daniel Ben Pienaar
JS Bach - Book 1 CD1 Well-Tempered Clavier
Daniel Ben Pienaar
Counterpoint for One
Chris Britton
Sunset on Loon Lake
Tandem Music Group
The Music Of J. S. Bach
Cavendish Music
Music for the Moment: Coffee Break Classics
Arts Productions Ltd.
Great Composers 2: JS Bach
Cavendish Music
Switched On Classics
MDP OMP
Famous Works for Harpsichord
Groupe Analekta, Inc.
Itzhak Solsky Plays Piano
Roméo Records / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.