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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Books 1 & 2

Alexandra Papastefanou

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 846  
1.1
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:54
1.2
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:06
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 847  
1.3
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:28
1.4
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:29
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848  
1.5
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:23
1.6
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:17
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849  
1.7
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:57
1.8
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
5:06
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 850  
1.9
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:14
1.10
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:52
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 851  
1.11
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:24
1.12
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:05
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 852  
1.13
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:10
1.14
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:36
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853  
1.15
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:37
1.16
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
5:30
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 854  
1.17
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:28
1.18
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:10
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 855  
1.19
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:17
1.20
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:10
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in F Major, BWV 856  
1.21
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:00
1.22
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:10
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in F Minor, BWV 857  
1.23
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:07
1.24
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:52
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858  
2.1
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:32
2.2
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:10
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859  
2.3
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:20
2.4
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:04
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 860  
2.5
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
0:51
2.6
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:34
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861  
2.7
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:00
2.8
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:41
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 862  
2.9
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:19
2.10
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:55
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863  
2.11
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:38
2.12
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:24
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in A Major, BWV 864  
2.13
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:26
2.14
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:10
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 865  
2.15
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:08
2.16
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:47
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 866  
2.17
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:21
2.18
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:36
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867  
2.19
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:58
2.20
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:58
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in B Major, BWV 868  
2.21
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:07
2.22
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:11
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Prelude & Fugue in B Minor, BWV 869  
2.23
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
6:14
2.24
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
6:49
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in C Major, BWV 870  
3.1
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:43
3.2
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:41
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 871  
3.3
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:01
3.4
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:02
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872  
3.5
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:42
3.6
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:48
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873  
3.7
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:10
3.8
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:00
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in D Major, BWV 874  
3.9
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
5:30
3.10
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:12
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in D Minor, BWV 875  
3.11
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:37
3.12
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:43
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 876  
3.13
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:37
3.14
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:42
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in E-Flat Minor, BWV 877  
3.15
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:43
3.16
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:54
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in E Major, BWV 878  
3.17
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
5:22
3.18
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:52
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in E Minor, BWV 879  
3.19
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:43
3.20
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:50
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in F Major, BWV 880  
3.21
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:05
3.22
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:28
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in F Minor, BWV 881  
3.23
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:05
3.24
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:52
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882  
4.1
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:03
4.2
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:43
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883  
4.3
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:06
4.4
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:42
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in G Major, BWV 884  
4.5
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:33
4.6
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:08
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in G Minor, BWV 885  
4.7
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:46
4.8
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:47
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 886  
4.9
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:32
4.10
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:26
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887  
4.11
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:08
4.12
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:21
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in A Major, BWV 888  
4.13
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:58
4.14
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:13
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in A Minor, BWV 889  
4.15
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
5:10
4.16
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:39
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 890  
4.17
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
8:09
4.18
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:15
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891  
4.19
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:02
4.20
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
3:50
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in B Major, BWV 892  
4.21
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:47
4.22
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
4:35
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, Prelude & Fugue in B Minor, BWV 893  
4.23
I. Prelude
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
2:10
4.24
II. Fugue
Johann Sebastian Bach; Alexandra Papastefanou
1:57
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    4:19:57
One of the greatest achievements in musical composition history, the Well-Tempered Clavier of Johann Sebastian Bach is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys. It seem both books, composed two decades apart, were written primarily for educative personal and private use in the home – probably to be played on the intimate clavichord. One of the most famous works written for the keyboard, The Well-Tempered Clavier is simply enjoyable music of the highest craftsmanship.

Alexandra Papstefanou graduated from Athens Conservatoire, where she studied piano under Aliki Vatikioti. She followed her studies with Olga Zhukova at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, with Peter Solymos, at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and, on a scholarship from the Alexander Onassis Foundation, at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, USA, with the highly influential teacher György Sebok. She has also taken lessons from Alfred Brendel. Papastefanou was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland and received the Liebstoeckl and Fazioli Prizes at the International Geneva Competition, as well as the Spyros Motsenigos Prize from the Academy of Athens. She has performed all of Bach’s keyboard works and, in a series of recitals, has presented his complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue, and The Musical Offering as well as his keyboard concertos.
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