J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Gustav Leonhardt
Instrumentation:Harpsichord
Individual Works:24 Preludes and Fugues, BWV 846-869
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi
Catalog Number:77011-2-RG
Year Released/Recorded:1972/73
Total Playing Time:116:03
Comments:Jan Hanford:

This performance is one of the best I've heard. Leonhardt's tempos are excellent (slower than typically), and his use of a variety of the stops on the harpsichord is delightful. I can see why his is a performance by which others are measured. Very highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:05/24/2002