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Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, BWV 870-893
Discography - Part 2

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

Complete Recordings 1950-1959

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

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 [120:13]

Walter Gieseking (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Mar-Apr 1950

3-CD / TT: 210:28

Recorded by Saar Radio, Germany.

3

J.S. Bach: Complete Piano Works - Album IV: Well-Tempered Clavier Book II [K-4]

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Gunnar Johansen (Double Keyboard Piano)

Artist Direct

Early 1950's

3-LP / TT:

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

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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book ll [K-12]

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Wanda Landowska (Harpsichord)

RCA Victor

Jun 1951 - Mar 1954

3-CD / TT: 177:12

Recorded in Lakeville, CT, USA.
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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier 1 & 2 [K-3]

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 [166:19]

Rosalyn Tureck (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon (from American Decca)

Dec 1952 - May 1953

4-CD / TT: 295:48

Recorded in New York, USA.
1st recording of WTC2 by R. Tureck. 
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J.S. Bach: Complete Works for Harpsichord Vol. 6 [A-6]

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Isolde Ahlgrimm (Harpsichord)

Philips A00 185-7 L

Apr 30-May 3; Nov 5-11 & 23-30, 1953

LP / TT:

Recorded on a 1937 Ammer harpsichord and the 1941 pedal harpsichord. Issued 1954. Re-issued in 1976 in two boxes of 10 LPs: 6747053/4.

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J.S. Bach: 14 Preludes and Fugues, Well-tempered Clavier, Book 2 (The Legacy of Maria Yudina Vol. 3) [K-3]

1. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
2. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871
3. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872
4. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873
5. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 874
6. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875
7. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
8. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV 877
9. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 878
10. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879
11. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
12. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881
13. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 884
14. WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 892

Maria Yudina (Piano)

Vista Vera

1953-1957

CD / TT: 77:55

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

 
 

CD-3: WTC 2: 12 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-881 [67:07]
CD-4: WTC 2: 12 Preludes & Fugues BWV 882-893 [73:12]

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]

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Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Teil II [K-2]

 

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893

Robert Riefling (Piano)

Metronome MCEP 3062

1958 (?)

3-LP / TT:

1st recording of WTC 1 by R. Riefling.

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

 

WTC 2: 24 Preludes & Fugues BWV 870-893 [114:18 / 113:17]

Samuel Feinberg (Piano)

Russian Disc / Classical Record / Talents of Russia

1959 / 1958-1961

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

Recorded in Moscow, Russia.
Review: Samuel Feinberg’s Well Tempered Clavier (3 Parts)
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J.S. Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier [K-1]

 

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 (February 2007 - June 2016)
Thanks to contributors: William Jones (March 2016), Teddy Kaufman (March 2007), Teri Noel Towe (May 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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