Das wohltemperierte Clavier, oder Praeludia, und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitona II

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 1744
Time Period Baroque
Opus BWV 870-893
Instrumentation Keyboard

Scores

Prelude and Fugue VII, Woodwind Quintet
Cimarron Music Press 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue XIX, Woodwind Quintet
Cimarron Music Press 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue XIV, Woodwind Quintet
Cimarron Music Press 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B Flat Major
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B Major
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in B Minor
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F Major
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No. 22, in B Flat Minor
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude I in C Major
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor
Edwin Ashdown 1744
Bach, et al.
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 870
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 871
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 872
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 873
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 874
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 875
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 876
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 877
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 878
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 879
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 880
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 881
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 882
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 883
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 884
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 885
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 886
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 887
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 888
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 889
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 890
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 891
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 892
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744
Prelude and Fugue, BWV 893
Bach Gesellschaft Edition, Leipzig 1744

Videos

The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 2
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Albums

Fugue: Bach and Shostakovich
Chandos
Bach arranging and arranged
Magnatune
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 4)
MusicMasters
The Well-Tempered Clavier (CD 3)
MusicMasters
Vol 1 - Well Tempered Clavier Book 2 'Flat Keys'
Katherine Roberts Perl
Vol 2 - Well Tempered Clavier Book 2 'Sharp Keys'
Katherine Roberts Perl
Vol 1 - Well Tempered Clavier Book 2 'Sharp Keys'
Katherine Roberts Perl
JS Bach - Book 2 CD2 Well-Tempered Clavier
Daniel Ben Pienaar
JS Bach - Book 2 CD1 Well-Tempered Clavier
Daniel Ben Pienaar
The Well-Tempered Clavier (Book II)
MusicMasters
Music Of Tribute, Vol. 5: J.S. Bach
Labor Records
Instruments from the Russell Collection
Delphian Records Ltd
Samuel Feinberg - First Recordings: 1929-48
Arbiter Records / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
Bach Recital: English Suite no. 2; Partitas nos. 2 & 5
Arbiter Records / Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
The Instruments- The Piano
Azzurra Music
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II
Qualiton - Romeo Records
Relaxing Classical
Magnatune
JS Bach Works For Harpsichord
Janine Johnson
JS Bach on 8 string guitar, vol 2
Daniel Estrem
JS Bach on Guitar and Ukulele
Daniel Estrem
An Evening With Bach
Voices of Music