J.S. Bach
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Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Huguette Dreyfus
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871
Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872
Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873
Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 874
Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875
Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877
Prelude and Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 878
Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879
Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881
Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 882
Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883
Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 884
Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885
Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A flat major, BWV 886
Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in G sharp minor, BWV 887
Prelude and Fugue No. 19 in A major, BWV 888
Prelude and Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 889
Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B flat major, BWV 890
Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B flat minor, BWV 891
Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 892
Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 893
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Denon
Catalog Number:CO 18037-8
Year Released/Recorded:1987
Total Playing Time:disc 1: 71:22
disc 2: 75:11
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

Huguette Dreyfus has been a favorite of mine since the early 1980's. This recording of the second book of The Well-Tempered Clavier is excellent. The sound of the harpsichord is rich and Dreyfus' performance is lively and tasteful. She is one of the few harpsichords around who doesn't play too fast. Her tempos enrich the counterpoint and focus on the melodies. I've always been fond of these works and her performance is very fulfilling. Highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:12/31/2001
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