Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

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Catalog: BRI95157

Boccaccio, Daniele

Bach’s immortal 48 Preludes and Fugues in all major and minor keys was written for Clavier, and in Bach’s time that could mean any keyboard instrument: harpsichord, clavichord or organ. There is no indication in the entire score which precludes a performance on the organ. The great advantage of the organ is that the notes are sustained, which enhances the harmonic and contrapuntal writing to a great extent. The long bass notes, which on the harpsichord die out quickly, keep their strength on the organ, maintaining the harmonic power. Daniele Boccaccio is one of the foremost Italian keyboard players, he already successfully recorded his own arrangement of Bach’s violin concertos for organ, which was favorably reviewed in the press. He plays on a beautiful Francesco Zanin organ, built in 2006. This is the first recording of the Well-tempered Clavier on organ.

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