Prelude in C from The Well Tempered Clavier, Book One. Andante. J. S. Bach. More FREE music at: ~deben. The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV –, 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 Bach’s time Clavier (keyboard) was a generic name indicating a variety of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco wrote Les Guitares bien tempérées (The. tracks and shop for the CD release of The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I = Das Wohltemperierte Clavier I = El Clave Bien Temperado I on Discogs.

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Prelude as a theme with variations. Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication. Text in Polish, title page and contents in Russian.

Preludes and Fugues Nos. Each Prelude is followed by a Fugue in the same key. Temoerado an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records.

Performer Pages Martha Goldstein harpsichord. Editor Ferruccio Busoni — Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar — The first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier was composed in the early s, with Bach’s autograph dated Bach, during the time when the former was enjoying musical instruction at the hands of the latter, confided to him the tuning of his clavier, and how the master expressly required of him that he tune all the thirds sharp.

Source and alternative formats: It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz. Played by Raymond Smullyan.

The Well-Tempered Clavier – Wikipedia

Most are three- and four-voiced fugues, and there are only two five-voiced fugues BWV andand one two-voiced fugue BWV Retrieved from ” http: It was long believed that Bach had taken the title The Well-Tempered Clavier from a similarly-named set of 24 Preludes and Fugues in all the keys, for which a manuscript dated was found in the library of the Brussels Conservatoire.


Prelude in B minor. The rising chromatic pattern continues until every key has been represented, finishing with a B minor fugue.

Although the Well-Tempered Clavier was the first collection of fully worked keyboard pieces in all 24 keyssimilar ideas had occurred earlier. For most arrangements, see the separate pages for the individual preludes and fugues.

Anthony Newman has recorded it three times — twice on harpsichord and once on piano. The well-tempered Clavier, or Preludes and Fugues through all the tones and temlerado, both as regards the tertiam majorem or Ut Re Mi [i.

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Maurice Senart The opposing system in Bach’s day was meantone temperament [ citation needed ] in which keys with many accidentals sound out of tune. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Bach P at www. However, research has continued into various unequal systems contemporary with Bach’s career. BV B 25, part 1. A Technical, Philosophic, and Historical Studyp. This represents an equation of the most tonally remote enharmonic keys where the flat and sharp arms of the circle of fifths cross each other opposite to C major.

Any performance of this pair would have required both of these enharmonic keys to sound identically tuned, thus implying equal temperament in the one pair, as the entire work implies as a whole.


The Well-Tempered ClavierBWV —, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keyscomposed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. Forkel reports that Bach tuned his own harpsichords and clavichords and found other people’s tunings unsatisfactory; his own allowed him to play in all keys and to modulate into distant keys almost without the listeners noticing it.

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More information about this can be found here. Bach’s title suggests dee he had written for a note well-tempered tuning system in which all keys sounded in tune also known as “circular temperament”.

Das wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

However, they disagree as to which key receives which character:. The two major primary sources for this collection of Preludes and Fugues are the “London Original” LO manuscript, dated between andwith scribes including Bach, his wife Anna Magdalena and his oldest son Wilhelm Friedeman, which is the basis for Version A of WTC II[29] and for Version B, that is the version published by the 19th-century Bach-Gesellschafta copy primarily written by Johann Christoph Altnickol Bach’s son-in-lawwith some corrections by Bach, and later also by Altnickol and others.

Contains arrangements of preludes from both books.