J.s. Bach: Clavier Übung Ii

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Label: Alpha Productions
Catalog: ALPHA180
Format: CD

Benjamin Alard

Johann Sebastian Bach
Clavier Übung II

It had been almost four year since Johann Sebastian Bach, the famous music director of Leipzig, hadn't had a new work published. In 1731, it had been the Sixth Partita, which had put an end to a collection published year after year and published this time in one complete edition, under the title Clavier Übung, opus I.
Clavier Übung, meaning keyboard practice or Keyboard Book as it was commonly referred to. A second part to the Clavier Übung is announced, a second Keyboard Book. It's title is in fact very explicit: Second part of the Clavier Übung, comprising a Concerto after the Italian Taste and an Overture after the French Manner for harpsichord with two manuals.
Composed for music lovers, to refresh their spirits, by Johann Sebastian Bach, and for our greatest pleasure at the virtuoso hands of Benjamin Alard.
« A master stroke » (L'Express, about the first volume).

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