℗ 2009 Hyperion Records Limited
Released April 1, 2009
Duration 4h 30m 24s
Record Label Hyperion
Genre Classical
 

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 & 2, BWV 846-893

Angela Hewitt

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1  
1.1
Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:20
1.2
Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:08
1.3
Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:35
1.4
Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:52
1.5
Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:23
1.6
Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:19
1.7
Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:04
1.8
Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:24
1.9
Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:24
1.10
Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:13
1.11
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:40
1.12
Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:59
1.13
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:44
1.14
Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:40
1.15
Prelude No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:58
1.16
Fugue No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:16
1.17
Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:24
1.18
Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:06
1.19
Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:19
1.20
Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:10
1.21
Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:02
1.22
Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:38
1.23
Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 857/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:12
1.24
Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 857/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:55
2.1
Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:31
2.2
Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:19
2.3
Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:01
2.4
Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:16
2.5
Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
0:54
2.6
Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:50
2.7
Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:15
2.8
Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:41
2.9
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:22
2.10
Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:10
2.11
Prelude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:30
2.12
Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:07
2.13
Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:28
2.14
Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:00
2.15
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 865/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
0:59
2.16
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 865/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:33
2.17
Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:25
2.18
Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:45
2.19
Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:51
2.20
Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:08
2.21
Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
0:57
2.22
Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:24
2.23
Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:40
2.24
Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
6:57
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2  
3.1
Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:04
3.2
Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:39
3.3
Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:27
3.4
Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:53
3.5
Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:41
3.6
Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:08
3.7
Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:47
3.8
Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:22
3.9
Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:49
3.10
Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:59
3.11
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:34
3.12
Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:22
3.13
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:47
3.14
Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:55
3.15
Prelude No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:18
3.16
Fugue No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:00
3.17
Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:41
3.18
Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:17
3.19
Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:40
3.20
Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:51
3.21
Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:31
3.22
Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:46
3.23
Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
5:06
3.24
Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:49
4.1
Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:35
4.2
Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:35
4.3
Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:21
4.4
Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:38
4.5
Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:32
4.6
Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:14
4.7
Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:03
4.8
Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:45
4.9
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:17
4.10
Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:47
4.11
Prelude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:06
4.12
Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:21
4.13
Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:21
4.14
Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:13
4.15
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:15
4.16
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:42
4.17
Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
7:19
4.18
Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:39
4.19
Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:29
4.20
Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
4:54
4.21
Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:52
4.22
Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
3:50
4.23
Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893/1
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
2:29
4.24
Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893/2
Johann Sebastian Bach; Angela Hewitt
1:53
Digital Booklet
"Listening to Angela Hewitt's latest thoughts on Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier alongside her late-1990s Hyperion cycle, it appears that her interpretations haven't changed so much as evolved, intensfied and, most important, internalised … while both versions hold equal validity and stature, Hewitt's remake ultimately digs deeper, with more personalised poetry." - Gramophone Ten years ago Angela Hewitt recorded a version of The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I which dazzled the critical world and record-buying public. It was followed shortly afterwards by Book II which was similarly received. Now, fresh from her Bach World Tour—in which she performed the complete Well-Tempered Clavier from August 2007 until the end of October 2008 in 58 cities in 21 countries on six continents—Angela has made an entirely new recording of this most iconic of keyboard works. In a revealing and personal programme note, Angela explains her reasons, both artistic and emotional, for this momentous creative decision. She speaks of the ‘new-found freedom’ that she discovered in her later performances, and especially her use of Fazioli pianos, ‘whose luminous, powerful, and also ever so delicate sounds opened new worlds to me and allowed my imagination to take flight’. This is an unmissable new release. All of the music on this album is also available as part of the specially priced box set Angela Hewitt plays Bach: 'A magnificent retrospective of Angela Hewitt’s achievement as a pianist in the keyboard works of J S Bach … this remarkable set of recordings marks something of a milestone for everyone involved with classical music, as well as for Hyperion' (MusicWeb International).
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DR
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1.1
Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846/1
1.2
Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846/2
1.3
Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847/1
1.4
Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847/2
1.5
Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848/1
1.6
Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848/2
1.7
Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849/1
1.8
Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849/2
1.9
Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850/1
1.10
Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850/2
1.11
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851/1
1.12
Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851/2
1.13
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852/1
1.14
Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852/2
1.15
Prelude No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853/1
1.16
Fugue No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853/2
1.17
Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854/1
1.18
Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854/2
1.19
Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855/1
1.20
Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855/2
1.21
Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856/1
1.22
Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856/2
1.23
Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 857/1
1.24
Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 857/2
2.1
Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858/1
2.2
Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858/2
2.3
Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859/1
2.4
Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859/2
2.5
Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860/1
2.6
Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860/2
2.7
Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861/1
2.8
Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861/2
2.9
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862/1
2.10
Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862/2
2.11
Prelude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863/1
2.12
Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863/2
2.13
Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864/1
2.14
Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864/2
2.15
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 865/1
2.16
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 865/2
2.17
Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866/1
2.18
Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866/2
2.19
Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867/1
2.20
Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867/2
2.21
Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868/1
2.22
Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868/2
2.23
Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869/1
2.24
Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869/2
3.1
Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870/1
3.2
Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870/2
3.3
Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871/1
3.4
Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871/2
3.5
Prelude No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872/1
3.6
Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872/2
3.7
Prelude No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873/1
3.8
Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873/2
3.9
Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874/1
3.10
Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874/2
3.11
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875/1
3.12
Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875/2
3.13
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876/1
3.14
Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876/2
3.15
Prelude No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877/1
3.16
Fugue No. 8 in D-Sharp Minor, BWV 877/2
3.17
Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878/1
3.18
Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878/2
3.19
Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879/1
3.20
Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879/2
3.21
Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880/1
3.22
Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880/2
3.23
Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881/1
3.24
Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881/2
4.1
Prelude No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882/1
4.2
Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882/2
4.3
Prelude No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883/1
4.4
Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883/2
4.5
Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884/1
4.6
Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884/2
4.7
Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885/1
4.8
Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885/2
4.9
Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886/1
4.10
Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886/2
4.11
Prelude No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887/1
4.12
Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887/2
4.13
Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888/1
4.14
Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888/2
4.15
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889/1
4.16
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889/2
4.17
Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890/1
4.18
Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890/2
4.19
Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891/1
4.20
Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891/2
4.21
Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892/1
4.22
Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892/2
4.23
Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893/1
4.24
Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893/2

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