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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier I

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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Prelude And Fugue In C (WTK, Book I, No.1), BWV 846  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:18
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:10
Prelude And Fugue In C Minor (WTK, Book I, No.2), BWV 847  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:30
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:46
Prelude And Fugue In C Sharp (WTK, Book, No.3), BWV 848  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:18
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:31
Prelude And Fugue In C Sharp Minor (WTK, Book I, No.4), BWV 849  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:12
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:51
Prelude And Fugue In D (WTK, Book I, No.5), BWV 850  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:12
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:53
Prelude And Fugue In D Minor (WTK, Book I, No.6), BWV 851  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:30
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:05
Prelude And Fugue In E Flat (WTK, Book I, No.7), BWV 852  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:24
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:51
Prelude And Fugue In E Flat Minor - D Sharp Minor (WTK, Book I, No. 8), BWV 853  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:53
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
5:37
Prelude And Fugue In E (WTK, Book I, No.9), BWV 854  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:19
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:08
Prelude And Fugue In E Minor (WTK, Book I, No.10), BWV 855  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:29
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:34
Prelude And Fugue In F (WTK, Book I, No.11), BWV 856  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:04
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:08
Prelude And Fugue In F Minor (WTK, Book I, No.12), BWV 857  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:16
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
4:22
Prelude And Fugue In F Sharp (WTK, Book I, No.13), BWV 858  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:34
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:51
Prelude And Fugue In F Sharp Minor (WTK, Book I, No.14), BWV 859  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:17
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:43
Prelude And Fugue In G (WTK, Book I, No.15), BWV 860  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
0:54
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:32
Prelude And Fugue In G Minor (WTK, Book I, No.16), BWV 861  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:13
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:42
Prelude And Fugue In A Flat (WTK, Book I, No.17), BWV 862  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:11
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:59
Prelude And Fugue In G Sharp Minor (WTK, Book I, No.18), BWV 863  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:18
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:35
Prelude And Fugue In A (WTK, Book I, No.19), BWV 864  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:15
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:05
Prelude And Fugue In A Minor (WTK, Book I, No.20), BWV 865  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:03
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
5:10
Prelude And Fugue In B Flat (WTK, Book I, No.21), BWV 866  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:22
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:31
Prelude And Fugue In B Flat Minor (WTK, Book I, No.22), BWV 867  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:21
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:30
Prelude And Fugue In B (WTK, Book I, No.23), BWV 868  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
1:11
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
2:08
Prelude And Fugue In B Minor (WTK, Book I, No.24), BWV 869  
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Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
5:51
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Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
6:59
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    1:52:36
"... (a) brilliant pianist ... Aimard has clearly thought deeply about the collection's kaleidoscopic structure ..."
- The Times

"Aimard has the kind of musical brain that brings to the fugues of Bach an unfailing sense of clarity and purpose. This is music whose overwhelming humanity can be brought vivaciously to life on the piano, offering as it does a wide variety of colour, timbre and dynamic shadings."
- Sinfini Music

Following intensive study of Book I of Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (Berlin Institute for Advanced Studies), French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard recorded the collection for international release in 2014. A personal artistic journey, Aimard dug deep beneath the surface of one of the composer’s greatest works. This ambitious project stands as a major landmark in the development of an artist acclaimed worldwide for the imaginative eloquence and poetic insight of his music making.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM - Deutsche Grammophon Studio Masters

Recording: Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastraße, 3/2014

Executive Producer: Christian Badzura
Producer: Christoph Claßen
Recorded and mastered by Teldex Studio Berlin
Recording Engineer (Tonmeister): Tobias Lehmann
Piano Technician: Stefan Knüpfer (Steinway in Austria)
Project Coordinator: Burkhard Bartsch

Booklet Editor: Eva Zöllner
Cover Photo (C) shutterstock / Tomasz Bidermann
Artist Photos (C) Marco Borggreve
Portrait of Bach: Elias Gottlob Haussmann, 1746 (C) akg-images
Art Direction: Merle Kersten
Design: Anja Hoppe (WAPS Communication)

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