J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Glenn Gould
Individual Works:Book 2: 24 Preludes and Fugues, BWV 870-893
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:CBS Masterworks
Catalog Number:M3K 42266
Year Released/Recorded:1975/1986
Comments:Marko Cekic said:

A fantastic recording! Although Gould's vocalise can be annoying, his amazing technique and unorthodox yet powerful interpretations make this a requirement for any pianists or serious music lover's library. Also a great deal ($45 US).

Frank DeLaglio said:

There are many, MANY recordings of the wtc.Some are good,others....not.Whether you love or hate goulds recording,I find it very interesting that all others,good or not,are often compared to THIS recording.Including Richter,Fischer....ect.I would imagine all whom read this page have more than a passing interest,and consequently probally own this recording already.If you dont....then I have two words....BUY IT.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Marko Cekic
  • Frank DeLaglio
Date First Submitted:08/01/1998