|Jan Hanford said:|
This cd was released as part of "The Originals" by Deutsche Grammophon in its series Treasures from the Archives. It is very exciting that this historic treasure has finally been relased on cd (hopefully they will release book 2 as well).
This is one of the earliest recordings of the clavichord, Ralph Kirkpatrick was a leader in musicology (he re-cataloged all of the Scarlatti sonatas) and early performance style. His interpretation is vibrant and breathes life and energy into the Well-Tempered Clavier.
The sound is excellent and beautifully mastered from the old analog mono recording. A gem for any Bach music lover.