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Wilhelm Kempff
Bach's Instrumental Works

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Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Box Sets
Recordings of Vocal Works

Wilhelm Kempff - Short Biography

Piano Transcriptions: Works | Recordings

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

Wilhelm Kempff: Rare Recordings (1936-1945)
Wilhelm Kempff: Radio Recordings (1945-1956)

1. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [11:55]
2. Bach-Kempff: Chorale Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:48]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Music & Arts
Koch Schwann

Oct 10, 1945 [1]
Aug 18, 1945 [2]

2-CD / TT: 133:56
CD / 56:21

Recorded live at North German Radio Studios, Hamburg, Germany [1-2].
1st recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by W. Kempff.
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K-3

Kempff: Bach, Beethoven, Schubert

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 [12:19]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

BBC Legends

1969

CD / TT: 77:10

2nd recording of Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue BWV 903 by W. Kempff. Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
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K-4

J.S. Bach: Goldberg-Variationen

Goldberg Variations BWV 988

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Jul 1969

CD / TT: 63:05

Recorded at Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany.
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K-5

Bach: Englische Suite No. 3; Capriccio BWV 992; Trankrptionen für Klavier

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 [19:18]
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [10:04]
Bach-Kempff: Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 29, transcribed for piano [4:35]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Wacht auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano [4:49]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:23]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, transcribed for piano [4:35]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 727, transcribed for piano [2:11]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 / BWV 734, transcribed for piano [2:40]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo, BWV 751, transcribed for piano [2:10]
Bach-Kempff: Siciliano (Mvt. 2) from Sonata for flute & keyboard No. 2 in E flat major, BWV 1031, transcribed for piano [3:39]
Bach-Kempff: Largo (Mvt. 2) from concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in F minor, BWV 1056, transcribed for piano [3:41]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Apr 1975

CD / TT: 72:37

Recorded at Beethovensaal, Hannover, Germany. Other works: by G.F. Händel & G.W. Gluck.
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K-6

J.S. Bach: The Well-tempered Clavier I - Selection

WTC 1: Preludes & Fugues Nos. 1-3 BWV 846-848, Nos. 5-17 BWV 850-862, Nos. 21-22 BWV 866-867

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

1977; 1980 [BWV 854-859]

CD / TT: 74:09

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K-7

J.S. Bach: Keyboard Works Preludes & Fugues

WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 849 [7:29]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 854 [2:57]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 855 [4:05]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 856 [2:35]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857 [5:59]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 858 [3:24]
WTC 1: Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 859 [4:01]
WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872 [4:25]
WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875 [3:38]
WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876 [4:56]
WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G major, BWV 884 [4:58]
WTC 2: Prelude & Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 893 [5:39]
Toccata No. 3 for keyboard in D major, BWV 912 [10:31]
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [10:08]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Apr 1975

CD / TT:

Overlapps with selections from [K-5] & [K-6]. Included in Box Set [B-1].
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K-8

J.S. Bach: Favourite Piano Transcriptions

Bach-Kempff: Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 29, transcribed for piano [4:35]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Jesu bleibet meine Freude (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 147, transcribed for piano [3:22]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 / BWV 734, transcribed for piano [2:41]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Her Jes Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [2:31]
Bach-Kempff:Chorale Prelude Wacht auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano [4:49]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659, transcribed for piano [4:33]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 727, transcribed for piano [2:11]
Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude In dulci jubilo, BWV 751, transcribed for piano [2:10]
Bach-Kempff: Siciliano (Mvt. 2) from Sonata for flute & keyboard No. 2 in E flat major, BWV 1031, transcribed for piano [3:39]
Bach-Kempff: Largo (Mvt. 2) from concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo in F minor, BWV 1056, transcribed for piano [3:42]
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 [19:19]
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 [16:47]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Apr 1975

CD / TT:

Overlapps with selections from [K-5] & [K-6]. Included in Box Set [B-1].
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K-9

J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 5 · English Suite No. 3 · Toccata in D major · Capriccio

English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 [19:19]
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 [16:47]
Toccata No. 3 for keyboard in D major, BWV 912 [10:31]
Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [10:08]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon 2530 723

Apr 1975

LP / TT:

Overlapps with selections from [K-5] & [K-6]. Included in Box Set [B-1].

Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

J.S. Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 2 (Great Pianists) (1925-1950)

 

Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Wacht auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, transcribed for piano [5:01]

Ellen Ballon (Piano)

Polydor 67086B [589 3/4 GS (67392B)].
Naxos Historical 8.111119

Jan 1936

78 rpm
CD / TT: 79:47

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
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K-2

L.v. Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas

1. Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 / BWV 734, transcribed for piano [2:20]
2. Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Ich ruf zu dir, Her Jes Christ, BWV 639, transcribed for piano [3:15]
3. Bach-Kempff: Chorale Prelude Befiehl du deine Wege, BWV 727, transcribed for piano [2:11]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Sep 1952 [1]
Nov 1954 [2-3]

8-CD

Recordeed at World Peach Church, Hiroshoma, Japan by Japanese Radio [2-3]; Stuttgart by Süddeutscher Rundfunk [1].
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Box Sets

B-1

Wilhelm Kempff plays Bach - Piano Transcriptions [Box Set]

Includes: [K-7], [K-8]

Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)

Deutsche Grammophon

Apr 1975

2-CD / TT: 149:15

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2006 - November 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Teddy Kaufman (July 2007), Farhan Malik (October 2011)

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