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Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II

Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD344
UPC: 855317003448
  1. 01 – No. 1 in C Major BWV 870-I. Prelude
  2. 02 – No. 1 in C Major BWV 870-II. Fugue
  3. 03 – No. 2 in C Minor BWV 871-I. Prelude
  4. 04 – No. 2 in C Minor BWV 871-II. Fugue
  5. 05 – No. 3 in C-sharp Major BWV 872-I. Prelude
  6. 06 – No. 3 in C-sharp Major BWV 872-II. Fugue
  7. 07 – No. 4 in C-sharp Minor BWV 873-I. Prelude
  8. 08 – No. 4 in C-sharp Minor BWV 873-II. Fugue
  9. 09 – No. 5 in D Major BWV 874-I. Prelude
  10. 10 – No. 5 in D Major BWV 874-II. Fugue
  11. 11 – No. 6 in D Minor BWV 875-I. Prelude
  12. 12 – No. 6 in D Minor BWV 875-II. Fugue
  13. 13 – No. 7 In E-flat Major BWV 876-I. Prelude
  14. 14 – No. 7 In E-flat Major BWV 876-II. Fugue
  15. 15 – No. 8 in E-flat Minor BWV 877-I. Prelude
  16. 16 – No. 8 in E-flat Minor BWV 877-II. Fugue
  17. 17 – No. 9 in E Major BWV 878-I. Prelude
  18. 18 – No. 9 in E Major BWV 878-II. Fugue
  19. 19 – No. 10 in E Minor BWV 879-I. Prelude
  20. 20 – No. 10 in E Minor BWV 879-II. Fugue
  21. 21 – No. 11 in F Major BWV 880-I. Prelude
  22. 22 – No. 11 in F Major BWV 880-II. Fugue
  23. 23 – No. 12 in F Minor BWV 881-I. Prelude
  24. 24 – No. 12 in F Minor BWV 881-II. Fugue

    Disc 2
  25. 01 – No. 13 in F-sharp Major BWV 882-I. Prelude
  26. 02 – No. 13 in F-sharp Major BWV 882-II. Fugue
  27. 03 – No. 14 in F-sharp Minor BWV 883-I. Prelude
  28. 04 – No. 14 in F-sharp Minor BWV 883-II. Fugue
  29. 05 – No. 15 in G Major BWV 884-I. Prelude
  30. 06 – No. 15 in G Major BWV 884-II. Fugue
  31. 07 – No. 16 in G Minor BWV 885-I. Prelude
  32. 08 – No. 16 in G Minor BWV 885-II. Fugue
  33. 09 – No. 17 in A-flat Major BWV 886-I. Prelude
  34. 10 – No. 17 in A-flat Major BWV 886-II. Fugue
  35. 11 – No. 18 in G-sharp Minor BWV 887-I. Prelude
  36. 12 – No. 18 in G-sharp Minor BWV 887-II. Fugue
  37. 13 – No. 19 in A Major BWV 888-I. Prelude
  38. 14 – No. 19 in A Major BWV 888-II. Fugue
  39. 15 – No. 20 in A Minor BWV 889-I. Prelude
  40. 16 – No. 20 in A Minor BWV 889-II. Fugue
  41. 17 – No. 21 in B-flat Major BWV 890-I. Prelude
  42. 18 – No. 21 in B-flat Major BWV 890-II. Fugue
  43. 19 – No. 22 in B-flat Minor BWV 891-I. Prelude
  44. 20 – No. 22 in B-flat Minor BWV 891-II. Fugue
  45. 21 – No. 23 in B Major BWV 892-I. Prelude
  46. 22 – No. 23 in B Major BWV 892-II. Fugue
  47. 23 – No. 24 in B Minor BWV 893-I. Prelude
  48. 24 – No. 24 in B Minor BWV 893-II. Fugue

DANIEL MARTYN LEWIS – BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II

The music of J.S. Bach is a rare combination of profoundly human expression and fiercely intellectual power, with the ability to move and fascinate listeners in equal measure. The Well-Tempered Clavier consists of two monumental volumes, spanning every key available, anditis the second of these two volumes which hasbeen recorded for Daniel Martyn Lewis’s Odradek debut, The Well-Tempered Clavier II.

Daniel Martyn Lewis has chosen to perform these exquisitely crafted works on the piano rather than on the harpsichord, and through the sonorities of the piano hepresents this music in fresh guises, shedding new light on Bach’s extraordinary work.

The enduring appeal of Bach lies partly in the fact that fresh interpretations of his music are always possible. The Well-Tempered Clavier IIis so intricate, so finely honed, yet not prescriptive in its nuances, enabling each interpretation to bring something different to the listener, who in turn will experience the music in a unique way. For Daniel Martyn Lewis, Bach’s music is the epitome of beauty and joy, andhecommunicates that sense of joy in radiant performances throughout this disc.

As a pianist, Daniel Martyn Lewis immersed himself in music of many eras before feeling compelled to return to his first love, Bach, and focus the greater part of his attention on interpreting that master’s music. This CD represents the fruits of that dedication to Bach’s output.

Booklet in English, German and French.
Program notes by Yo Tomita.

Reviews

“My recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier II has just been released, and I am thankful for the sense of expressive freedom I felt during the sessions, not hindered by the quest for absolute precision. When listening to the playback, I was very pleased that the more unusual interpretive concepts were captured… the A minor Prelude for example. I also love the recorded sound and worked closely with the engineer until we found the warmth and transparency I had imagined was possible.”
Meet the Artist - Cross-Eyed Pianist

01 – No. 1 in C Major BWV 870-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  1. 01 – No. 1 in C Major BWV 870-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  2. 02 – No. 1 in C Major BWV 870-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  3. 03 – No. 2 in C Minor BWV 871-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  4. 04 – No. 2 in C Minor BWV 871-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  5. 05 – No. 3 in C-sharp Major BWV 872-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  6. 06 – No. 3 in C-sharp Major BWV 872-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  7. 07 – No. 4 in C-sharp Minor BWV 873-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  8. 08 – No. 4 in C-sharp Minor BWV 873-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  9. 09 – No. 5 in D Major BWV 874-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  10. 10 – No. 5 in D Major BWV 874-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  11. 11 – No. 6 in D Minor BWV 875-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  12. 12 – No. 6 in D Minor BWV 875-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  13. 13 – No. 7 In E-flat Major BWV 876-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  14. 14 – No. 7 In E-flat Major BWV 876-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  15. 15 – No. 8 in E-flat Minor BWV 877-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  16. 16 – No. 8 in E-flat Minor BWV 877-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  17. 17 – No. 9 in E Major BWV 878-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  18. 18 – No. 9 in E Major BWV 878-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  19. 19 – No. 10 in E Minor BWV 879-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  20. 20 – No. 10 in E Minor BWV 879-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  21. 21 – No. 11 in F Major BWV 880-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  22. 22 – No. 11 in F Major BWV 880-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  23. 23 – No. 12 in F Minor BWV 881-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  24. 24 – No. 12 in F Minor BWV 881-II. Fugue

    Disc 2 // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  25. 01 – No. 13 in F-sharp Major BWV 882-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  26. 02 – No. 13 in F-sharp Major BWV 882-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  27. 03 – No. 14 in F-sharp Minor BWV 883-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  28. 04 – No. 14 in F-sharp Minor BWV 883-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  29. 05 – No. 15 in G Major BWV 884-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  30. 06 – No. 15 in G Major BWV 884-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  31. 07 – No. 16 in G Minor BWV 885-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  32. 08 – No. 16 in G Minor BWV 885-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  33. 09 – No. 17 in A-flat Major BWV 886-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  34. 10 – No. 17 in A-flat Major BWV 886-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  35. 11 – No. 18 in G-sharp Minor BWV 887-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  36. 12 – No. 18 in G-sharp Minor BWV 887-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  37. 13 – No. 19 in A Major BWV 888-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  38. 14 – No. 19 in A Major BWV 888-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  39. 15 – No. 20 in A Minor BWV 889-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  40. 16 – No. 20 in A Minor BWV 889-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  41. 17 – No. 21 in B-flat Major BWV 890-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  42. 18 – No. 21 in B-flat Major BWV 890-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  43. 19 – No. 22 in B-flat Minor BWV 891-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  44. 20 – No. 22 in B-flat Minor BWV 891-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  45. 21 – No. 23 in B Major BWV 892-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  46. 22 – No. 23 in B Major BWV 892-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  47. 23 – No. 24 in B Minor BWV 893-I. Prelude // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II
  48. 24 – No. 24 in B Minor BWV 893-II. Fugue // Daniel Martyn Lewis - BACH WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER II