Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1973]

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Gustav Leonhardt) [2012 / 1973]
Classical |EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | Label: DHM
Catalog Number: 88691 95307 2 | CD1:59’38; CD2:56’25; CD3:63’22; CD4:72’40 | 4cd, 1551.92 MB

He was born in 's-Graveland, North Holland and studied organ and harpsichord from 1947 to 1950 with Eduard Müller at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. In 1950, he made his debut as a harpsichordist in Vienna, where he studied musicology. He was professor of harpsichord at the Academy of Music from 1952 to 1955 and at the Amsterdam Conservatory from 1954. He was also a church organist.
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Till Fellner - J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch 1 (2004) 2CD

Till Fellner - J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I (2004) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 344 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 321 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1853/54, 476 0482 | Time: 01:54:54

Youthful Viennese pianist Till Fellner has performed J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier to critical acclaim across Europe, and has made it the backbone of his recital repertoire. For this recording of Book I, Fellner performs the 24 preludes and fugues with a rich and full sound, yet with the refinement and fastidious control required in these comprehensive studies of Baroque keyboard technique. Articulation and balanced phrasing are of paramount importance, and Fellner's energies are directed to the clean execution of lines and the careful shading of contrapuntal voicings. What emotion he communicates is subtle and somewhat constrained to the contrasting characters of each pairing – the preludes and fugues often play off each other – yet his interpretations are quite colorful and varied over the course of the set. Neither cerebral nor effusive, Fellner renders the music in an appealing middle area between schools of interpretation, and achieves imaginative results that should please both traditionalists and fans of period practice.
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch I + Buch II [4CD] {ECM Records} [combined repost]

Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch I + Buch II [4CD] {ECM Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.28 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 599 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 98 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1988, 1991 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1362~63 / 1433~34
Classical / Piano / Harpsichord

Book One of the Well-Tempered Clavier is performed on the piano while Book Two is performed on the harpsichord. His tempos are very fast, and he has a certain sense of humor that comes through in all his performances, making what might seem academic, warm and accessible. Highly recommended - and check out Jarrett's other classical recordings for other delights just as great.
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch II (1991) [2CD] {ECM Records}

Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach. Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch II (1991) [2CD] {ECM Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 959 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 353 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 52 Mb
© 1991 ECM Records | ECM New Series 1433/34
Classical / Harpsichord

Keith Jarrett is such a fine musician that he, as a composer as well as a performer and a jazz interpreter as well as a classics interpreter, knows when to simply let the written notes be played the way they were written. His Bach is very straightforward: yes, he embellishes in keeping with the indications and musical period of Bach, but he never lets the embellishments sound as though they should call attention to the performer. Book One of the Well-Tempered Clavier is performed on the piano while Book Two is performed on the harpsichord.
Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch I (1988)

Keith Jarrett - J.S. Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Buch I (1988)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks+Cue+Log+Scans) | 01:45:38 min | 426Mb
Piano Jazz, Classical | ECM

Jarrett seems to me to have successfully bridged the jazz world with the classical, proving himself in the process to be quite a formidable Bach player. There is nothing gimmicky or shallow in his playing; indeed, his fine rhythmic sense allied to a lively feeling for gesture, his grasp of ornament and his sheer spontaneity are aspects of the jazz musician's craft as much as the classical player's and they serve Bach's music extremely well….
Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I & II - Walter Gieseking (1990)

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I & II - Walter Gieseking (1990)
3 CDs | EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans + Booklet | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 609 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | SM + HF + FS

Walter Wilhelm Gieseking (5 November 1895 – 26 October 1956) was a French-born German pianist and composer.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Das wohltemperierte Klavier - Gustav Leonhardt

J. S. Bach - Das wohltemperierte Klavier ∙ The Well Tempered Clavier - Gustav Leonhardt
Baroque | Ape + Cue | no log | Covers & pdf booklet | 4 CDs | 1540 MB | RS
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77011-2-RG/77012-2-RG | 1989

Jan Hanford (jsbach.org) says:
This performance (Book I - 1972/73) is one of the best I've heard. Leonhardt's tempos are excellent (slower than typically), and his use of a variety of the stops on the harpsichord is delightful. I can see why his is a performance by which others are measured. Very highly recommended.
This recording (Book II) was recorded before Book I (1967), so the sound is different and little clangy and resonant. But Leonhardt's playing is worth it.
Bob van Asperen — J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil II

Bob van Asperen — J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil II
Baroque | APE, CUE, LOG, Booklet (300dpi) | 2CD, RAR 909 MB, RS
Virgin veritas x2 0946 3 85795 2 6
­­­©2007 EMI RECORDINGS LTD

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 2  

Posted by trackball at Oct. 3, 2008
Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 2

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 2
Classical | APE + CUE | 2 Cds, Covers | Size: 408+460 Mb | RS
Date: 1990

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 1  

Posted by trackball at Oct. 3, 2008
Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 1

Bach - Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Ton Koopman Vol 1
Classical | APE + CUE | 2 Cds, Covers | Size: 350+333 Mb | RS
Date: 1983