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Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    American pianist Edward Aldwell (1938–2006) was well-known as both a scholar and performer of Bach and drew a significant following for his recitals in New York and around the country. A San Francisco recital featuring the Goldberg Variations was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “not only a charm, but a sensation. No one who heard him will ever forget it.”

    Likewise, his 1989 recording of Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier garnered high praise from musicians, scholars, and critics alike. “Aldwell’s performances are an outstanding demonstration of the operation of instinct and insight, imagination and understanding”, wrote Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe. And Tim Page, writing in Music International, remarked: “Aldwell plays Bach as if caught in a meticulously structured reverie, with an exquisite balance of poetry and control. One is reminded of the great Bach pianists of the past … some of the detached clarity of Glenn Gould, the fantasy of Edwin Fischer, the lustrous tone of Wilhelm Kempff, and, most important, something of his own.”Aldwell also served as program annotator for this recording, providing commentary on each prelude and fugue. In sum, Aldwell remarked: “The range of moods encompassed by this single volume is almost without parallel in the entire literature.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Edward Aldwell, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Producer and Engineer: Max Wilcox
    Recorded August 1988 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
    Digital Engineer: MacDonald Moore

    Photography by Michel Delsol

     

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Friday, August 18, 1989 - 04:00
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The late American pianist Edward Aldwell's recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier garnered high praise from musicians, scholars, and critics alike. Wrote the Boston Globe: “Aldwell’s performances are an outstanding demonstration of the operation of instinct and insight, imagination and understanding." As Aldwell remarked in the Book II liner note: “The range of moods encompassed by this single volume is almost without parallel in the entire literature.”

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

American pianist Edward Aldwell (1938–2006) was well-known as both a scholar and performer of Bach and drew a significant following for his recitals in New York and around the country. A San Francisco recital featuring the Goldberg Variations was hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “not only a charm, but a sensation. No one who heard him will ever forget it.”

Likewise, his 1989 recording of Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier garnered high praise from musicians, scholars, and critics alike. “Aldwell’s performances are an outstanding demonstration of the operation of instinct and insight, imagination and understanding”, wrote Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe. And Tim Page, writing in Music International, remarked: “Aldwell plays Bach as if caught in a meticulously structured reverie, with an exquisite balance of poetry and control. One is reminded of the great Bach pianists of the past … some of the detached clarity of Glenn Gould, the fantasy of Edwin Fischer, the lustrous tone of Wilhelm Kempff, and, most important, something of his own.”Aldwell also served as program annotator for this recording, providing commentary on each prelude and fugue. In sum, Aldwell remarked: “The range of moods encompassed by this single volume is almost without parallel in the entire literature.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Producer and Engineer: Max Wilcox
Recorded August 1988 at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
Digital Engineer: MacDonald Moore

Photography by Michel Delsol

 

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79200

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
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Tuesday, August 1, 1989 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Edward Aldwell, piano

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