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WTC: Book 1 - Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 846 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 847 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849: I. PreludePrelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 850 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 851 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 852 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 854 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 855 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F Major, BWV 856 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F Minor, BWV 857 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 860 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 862 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A Major, BWV 864 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 865 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 866 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B Major, BWV 868 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B Minor, BWV 869 / I
 
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Book 2 - Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 870 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 871 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 874 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 876 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Minor, BWV 877 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 878 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 879 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F Major, BWV 880 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F Minor, BWV 881 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 884 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 885 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 886 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A Major, BWV 888 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 889 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 890 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B Major, BWV 892 / I
 
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Prelude & Fugue in B Minor, BWV 893 / I
 
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Heidrun Holtmann :

Johann Sebastian Bach - Well-Tempered Clavier


Between the composition of the two books of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s ›Well-Tempered Clavier‹ lie nearly two decades. He compiled the first during his years as Kapellmeister in Köthen in Saxony-Anhalt (1717 to 1723). Some of the pieces, or early forms of them, may already have been composed at the end of his time in Weimar. As Christoph Wolff notes, it was »probably his most revolutionary work for a keyboard instrument up to then«, in several respects. It was the first time a composer had written works in all the twelve major and twelve minor keys of the chromatic scale and put them together in a collection. In addition, the 24 preludes and fugues offered a compendium of the playing techniques, genres and forms of the piano music of the time. Not only that, they provided an overview of the art of composition and understanding of music. Bach also offers an introduction to the fundamentals of music playing, musical thinking and creativity.