- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 13.97 x 12.55 x 1.14 cm; 187.39 g
- メーカー : Decca
- EAN : 0028941723628
- 製造元リファレンス : 028941723628
- 時間 : 2 時間 24 分
- レーベル : Decca
- ASIN : B0000041RF
- ディスク枚数 : 2
Schiff plays the 48 preludes and fugues on the piano, with the utmost sensitivity to voicing and the phrasing of counterpoint. He coaxes a lovely sound from his instrument (better captured in the 1985 recording of Book II than in the preceding year's takes of Book I), and the experience of following him as he explores each piece is exceptionally rewarding. --Ted Libbey
Book Two of The Well-Tempered Clavier dates from 1738-42 (some 20 years after Book One) and was assembled from both newly composed pieces and various existing preludes and fugues going back a number of years. Book Two is noted for its greater variety: Bach expands some of the preludes to even greater proportions and writes others in binary form and aria style, neither of which had been utilized in Book One.
Like Gould, Schiff performs this material on piano (as opposed to harpsichord). Schiff’s account is sensitive, genial, effortless. The lovely sound he coaxes from his piano is captured in clear and warm tones in this 1985 recording. Any way you slice it, a five-star recommendation.