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New Bach Recordings – Four Preludes & Fugues from WTC

June 1st, 2012 in Piano Street Site News by | 2 comments

Piano Street’s series of recordings of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with pianist Martin Sturfält continues with four pairs of Preludes and Fugues, two from the first book and two from the second book.

Follow the recording project here:
Recording the 48

Prelude & Fugue no 4 in C-sharp Minor, from book 1

Prelude & Fugue no 10 in E Minor, from book 1

Prelude & Fugue no 5 in D Major, from book 2

Prelude & Fugue no 12 in F Minor, from book 2

June 2012 Album Release on Hyperion

More of Martin Sturfält’s piano playing can be heard in the current release of volume 57 in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series featuring the two Piano Concertos by Adolf Wiklund.

Read more and listen to samples here.

“Volume 57 in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series turns up another ‘discovery’: the music of Swedish composer Adolf Wiklund. These little-known but lusciously tuneful works are characterized by big-boned, symphonic gestures reminiscent of Rachmaninov, yet tempered with the Nordic clarity of Grieg. Wiklund’s two piano concertos are central to his output, and in fact they enjoyed considerable popularity in Sweden until as recently as fifty years ago, when modernist sensibilities deemed them unfashionable. This glittering performance from Martin Sturfält and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, directed by brilliant violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze, is bound to bring this unfairly neglected music back into general currency.”
— Hyperion Records


  • Maria Arlene says:

    I have appreciated Bach’s preludes and fugues ever since and I would like to download a copy of this.

  • Antonio Tadeu Camacho says:

    The study of “The Well Tempered Harpschord”,Vols. 1 and 2,are
    very much important to the independence of the fingers,and to
    know better also,the Music style of J.S. Bach.

    Antonio T. Camacho / Pianist

    July 20,2012-Fri.

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