John Butt "J.S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier" CD (4 discs)
Prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt performs J.S. Bach's famous Das wohltemperierte Klavier for his debut solo recording on Linn.
'...splash out on John Butt's landmark traversal, which is in every way a tour de force.' International Record Review
Dunedin's first instrumental release, Six Brandenburg Concertos, saw John Butt's harpsichord solos singled out for their virtuosity and technical skill. His performance of Das wohltemperierte Klavier benefits from the highly insightful historical knowledge that has shaped his hugely successful work with Dunedin Consort.
The recording explores two aspects of Bach's collection: firstly John bases his performance on recent editions so he can present the latest possible stage of Bach's thoughts for each book; secondly John takes a unique approach to tempo and tempo relationships, which he explains fully in his comprehensive booklet note.
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I
Disc 1: Tracks 1-24: Prelude and Fugue Nos. 1-12
Disc 2: Tracks 25-48: Prelude and Fugue Nos. 13-24
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Disc 3: Tracks 49-72: Prelude and Fugue Nos. 1-12
Disc 4: Tracks 73-96: Prelude and Fugue Nos 13-24