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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The well-tempered Clavier, or Preludes and Fugues through all the tones and semitones, both as regards the tertiam majorem or Ut Re Mi [i.

The Definitive Guide to Classical Music. It was restored clavs Frank Hubbard in Boston Bach P 1. Bach would have been familiar with different tuning systems, and in particular as an organist would have played instruments tuned to a meantone system. Archived from the original on 12 February Both books of the Well-Tempered Clavier were widely circulated in manuscript, but printed copies were not made untilby three publishers almost simultaneously in Bonn, Leipzig and Zurich.


Prelude and Fugue E major. Joseph Aibl Please obey the copyright laws of your country. Archived from the original on May 3, Apart from the early versions of several preludes included in W.

For the later set of 24 preludes and fugues, see: This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Prelude in B minor. Mozart transcribed some of the fugues of the Well-Tempered Clavier for string ensemble: Edition Peters It is sometimes assumed that by “well-tempered” Bach intended equal temperamentthe standard modern keyboard tuning which became popular after Bach’s death, but modern scholars suggest instead a form of well temperament.

The three most cited sources are ForkelBach’s first biographer ; Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurgwho received information from Bach’s sons and pupils; and Johann Kirnbergerone of those pupils.

Before the advent of modern tonality in the temperaddo 17th century, numerous composers produced collections of pieces in all seven modes: In Bach’s own time just one similar collection was published, by Johann Christian Schickhardt —whose Op. Editor Alfred Kreutz temmperado 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.

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Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach himself published a rather vague tuning method which was close to but still hemperado equal temperament: 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. Retrieved from ” http: Prelude and Fugue B minor Played by V.

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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 tempwrado 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.