J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

BACH Music from The Well Tempered Clavier II PART 1

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Michael Luksa
Individual Works:Music from The Well Tempered Clavier II PART 1

1. Praelude & Fugue 6 D Minor BWV 875

2. Praelude & Fugue 5 D Major BWV 874

3. Praelude & Fugue 2 C Minor BWV 871

4. Praelude & Fugue 15 G Major BWV 884

5. Praelude & Fugue 18 G#Minor BWV 887

6. Praelude & Fugue 24 B Minor BWV 893

7. Praelude & Fugue 16 G Minor BWV 885

8. Praelude & Fugue 3 C#Minor BWV 872

Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Independent
Catalog Number:Classical
Year Released/Recorded:2001
Total Playing Time:52:16
Comments:Michael Luksa said:

As a person who has studied and appreciated music for thirty years, I would have to say that Johann Sebastion Bach along with Antonio Vivaldi are my favorites. The music which started my obsession with the power of Bach's pioneering work is without doubt his most recognizable organ piece: Tocatta & Fugue in D Minor.

The CD that I have prepared contains the full uncut version of the eight Praelude & Fugues played in pipe organ and orchestral strings in alternating order,- Praelude & Fugue 6 in (pipe organ) Praelude & Fugue 5 in (strings) and so on.

Although traditionalists may argue that The Well Tempered Clavier II was originally intended for the harpsichord/clavichord,I am a traditionalist on how classical music should be played,-- with feeling and emotion. I have often visualised Bach all alone in a cathederal, standing before a pipe organ portraying his music upon it. I have made every attempt to convey this emotion on this CD and hope that my interpretation of his music befits his inspirational genius. I can truly say that those who appreciate the music of Bach will not be dissapointed.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Michael Luksa
Date First Submitted:08/05/2002