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Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 846-869
Discography - Part 2

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019

Complete Recordings 1950-1959


5

J.S. Bach: The Whohltempereirte Klavier I&II [K-7]

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 [90:15]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Mar-Apr 1950

3-CD / TT: 210:28

Recorded by Saar Radio, Germany.


6

J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 1 [A-1]

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00157-9 L

Dec 9-21, 1951

LP / TT:

Recorded at Linke Wienzeile 42, Vienna on an Ammer harpsichord and pedal harpsichord built in 1941. Issued 1953. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.


7

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier 1 & 2 [K-3]


WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 [129:29]

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon (from American Decca)

Dec 1952 - May 1953

4-CD / TT: 295:48

1st recording of WTC1 by R. Tureck. Recorded in New York, USA.
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8

J.S. Bach: Complete Piano Works - Album V: Well-Tempered Clavier Book I [K-5]

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Gunnar Johansen (Double Keyboard Piano)

Artist Direct

Early 1950's

3-LP / TT:

Recorded at Gunnar Johansensen's house, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, USA.


9

J.S. Bach: Piano Recitals [K-0]

WTC1: Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-851 [26:26]

Tatiana Nikolayeva (Piano)

Hungaroton

Mar 18 & 20, 1955

CD / TT: 58:36

Recorded at the Hungaroton Studio, Hungary.
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10/1

Bach: The well tempered piano, book 1 [K-4]

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []

Alexander Borowsky (Piano)

Tondo CX 12 302

Summer 1955

2-LP / TT:

Recorded in New York City, New York, USA.

10/2

J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier [K-7]

 
 

CD-1: WTC 1: 12 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-857 [54:51]
CD-2: WTC 1: 12 Preludes & Fugues BWV 858-869 [50:27]

Alexander Borowsky (Piano)

Private Edition

Summer 1955

4-CD / TT: 245:37

Recorded in New York City, New York, USA.
Researched by William Jomes.
Source: Natalie, Borovsky's step-daughter. The air conditioning had to be shut off in the recording studio as it was too noisy. During the sessions Borovsky cut his finger while peeling an apple!! A friend in Connecticut furnished the $$$ for the recording studio to make 100-5 LP Albums of the WTC which Borovsky sold to his students and Friends. This was done almost immediately after the recording sessions. We assume that this Limited Edition of the 5 LP albums were made from the "Master's." Then the recording studio gave the "Master's" to Borovsky who put them in storage. They remained in Borovsky's possession until he died when the Master's were then willed to George Zilzer (1968). George stored them until the time he gave them to William Jones.
William Jones said (March 2016): The Tondo above [K-4] were probably plagerized from the Album of 5 LP's. Brian Peters compared the acetate tapes to Borovsky's Album of 5 LP's and they were the SAME.
In November 1957 Borovsky recorded live for French Television all 48 Preludes & Fugues! I have tried to find out more information from French Archives without success.

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4-CD (2016); Alexander Borovosky Blog [just produced 100 copies were produced]


11

Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil I [K-1]

 

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Robert Riefling (Piano)

Metronome MCLP-85011-85012
Metronome MCEP-3048.

1958

2-LP / TT:

1st recording of WTC 1 by R. Riefling.


12

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemprierte Klavier, Teil I BWV 846-869 [K-6]

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869

Ralph Kirkpatrick (Clavichord)

Archiv Produktion

Aug-Sep 1959

2-CD / TT: 105:59

Recorded at Polydor Studio, Paris, France. 1st recording of WTC 1 by R. Kirkpatrick.
Review: Well Tempered Clavier Book 1 from Kirkpatrick
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13

Bach: Well Tempered Clavier (Complete)
J.S. Bach: Well Tempered Clavier (The Art of Samuel Feinberg, Vol. 1)
Bach: Well Tempered Clavier-Samuel Feinberg, Vol. 1
[K-4]

 

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 [108:14 / 108:01]

Samuel Feinberg (Piano)

Russian Disc / Classical Record / Talents of Russia / Arlecchino [Vol. 1]

1959 / 1958-1961

4-CD / TT: 222:32 / 221:18

Recorded in Moscow, Russia.
Review: Samuel Feinberg’s Well Tempered Clavier (3 Parts)
Buy this album at: Amazon.com [RD] | Amazon.com [CR] Amazon.com [TOR] | Amazon.com [Arlecchino] | Amazon.com [Arlecchino]


14

J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier [K-1]

 

WTC 1: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 846-869 []
WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 []

Maurice Cole (Piano)

Classics Club Records X534-9 / Saga 5131

Recorded: Late 1950's ?
Printed by Saga: 1962

6-LP / TT:

 

 

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2006 - June 2016)
Thanks to contributors: William Jones (March 2016), Teddy Kaufman (March 2007, May 2007), Gustavo Quandt (June 2007)

Well Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 846-869: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
WTC I - D. Barenboim [D. Satz] | WTC I - D. Barenboim [P. Bright] | WTC I - L. Beausejouir & A. Vieru | WTC I - T. Fellner | WTC I - E. Fischer | WTC I - M. Horszowski | WTC I - C. Jaccottet | WTC I - R. Kirkpatrick | WTC I - T. Koopman | WTC I - W. Landowska | WTC I - R. Levin | WTC I - O. Mustonen | WTC I - E. Parmentier | WTC I - S. Richter | WTC I - S. Schepkin
General Discussions:
Part 1
Discussions of Individual Recordings:
WTC I - T. Fellner
Well Tempered Clavier Book II, BWV 870-893: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
WTC II - D. Barenboim [P. Bright] | WTC II - G. Cooper | WTC II - F. Gulda | WTC II - A. Hewitt | WTC II - R. Kirkpatrick | WTC II - J. Middleton
General Discussions:
Part 1
Well Tempered Clavier Books I&II, BWV 846-893:
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
WTC I&II - B.v. Asperen, S. Ross & G. Wilson | WTC I&II - E. Crochet | WTC I&II - O. Dantone | WTC I&II - S. Feinberg | WTC I&II - A. Hewitt | WTC II&II - T. Nikolayeva | WTC II&II - L. Thiry [N. Halliday] | WTC I&II - Z. Ruzickova


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