Bach tatiana nikolayeva the welltempered clavier 2005. Each volume contains a prelude and fugue in every major a nd minor key, totaling 48 pairs. She went on to win the first prize, the second being shared by two other female soviet contestants. From all the works written in the baroque era, no other work has been so wellcherished, frequently performed and. Joao carlos martins, andras schiff, rosalyn tureck, and tatiana nikolayeva. For js bach, one can as an example find the groundbreaking edition of the entire works as provided by the bach gesellschaft. Their dedicatee, pianist tatiana nikolayeva, premiered the set in december 1952. I use these versions extensively, particularly when working from the computer. It explores the intricacies of each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and constitutes the largestscale and mostinfluential undertaking for. The welltempered clavier book i, bwv 846869 by johann. Chapter one provides an introduction to the subject matter and address the techniques used for the musical analysis.
This is tatiana nikolayevas performance of johann sebastian bachs the well tempered clavier, converted to 432 hz by myself. In 1950, when the world was commemorating the 200 th anniversary of j. Shostakovichs obvious model for the set was bachs welltempered clavier, but he also derived inspiration from chopins 24 preludes circa 1839 and his own earlier set of 24 preludes 193233. The welltempered clavier wikipedia republished wiki 2. Goldberg variations cda66589 johann sebastian bach. Richter plays bach the welltempered clavier, book one recorded in the great hall of the moscow conservatory cd 1 60m 32s, april 20, 1969 cd 2 61m 14s, april 21, 1969 sound engineer. Welltempered clavier book ii, bwv 870893 general discussions part 1. Unlike bachs two books of preludes and fugues, each of which proceeds up the steps of the chromatic scale alternating major and minor. Faculty pianist craig sheppard gives seattle audiences a rare treatthe opportunity to hear, in a single performance, the entirety of the 24 preludes and fugues, opus 87, by dmitri shostakovich. Johann sebastian bach performances of welltempered clavier book ii, part 1. The well tempered clavier, bwv 846 to 893 bach duet in e minor, bwv 802 bach. The legendary russian pianist tatiana nikolayeva 19241993 is best known for her performances of the bach, beethoven, and shostakovich keyboard works. Authorwebmaster prepared by aryeh oron june 2007 july 2007. It is unclear to the present day what the well tempered tuning is that bach had in mind for the well tempered clavier.
Prelude i in c major, bwv 846 well tempered clavier first. Tatiana nikolayeva the welltempered clavier book 1 recorded at imaichi public hall, japan on may 2226, 1984. Tatiana nikolayeva plays bach piano music by johann sebastian. Bachs death, the composer dmitri shostakovich was in leipzig as juror of the first international bach competition. If you are a beginner or an advanced player, the question which score to use is always an important topic. Piano solo sheet music book by johann sebastian bach 16851750. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, is a collection of two series of preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by johann sebastian bach. Trade center i et le clavecin bien tempere, livre ii wtc ii, respectivement. One of the contestants was the 26yearold tatyana nikolayeva, whose playing of the welltempered clavier so impressed shostakovich that upon returning to moscow, he undertook to create a similar work himself.
Bach gave the present title to the work, which was composed for the use and practice of musical youth eager to learn and for the amusement of those already skilled in this study. Bach, johann sebastian, tatiana nikolayeva welltempered. Bach s the well tempered clavier, an earlier set of 48 preludes and fugues, is widely held to be the direct inspiration for shostakovichs cycle, largely based on the works composition history see below. The well tempered clavier by bach david piano play it. Tatiana nikolayeva plays bach twelve little preludes youtube. Analysis js bachs music combines two elements, namely a high degree of formalism and complexity with utmost beauty. At one extreme is the position of kellner who claims to have reconstructed the specific well tempered tuning due to werckmeister that bach allegedly used. Below you can find copies of the 2 files for the well tempered clavier for direct download edited by franz kroll, edition of 1866.
The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, collection of 48 preludes and fugues by johann sebastian bach, published in two books 1722 and 1742. It was composed in 195051 and premiered by tatiana nikolayeva in 1952, and has come to be considered one of the great 20th century pieces for piano. This is tatiana nikolayevas performance of johann sebastian bachs the welltempered clavier, converted to 432 hz by myself. Tatyana petrovna nikolayeva was a russian soviet pianist, composer and teacher. Tatiana nikolayeva plays bach twelve little preludes.
Bach, nikolayeva, tatiana welltempered clavier book 1. One of the entrants for the competition was the twentysixyearold russian pianist and composer tatiana nikolayeva, a recent graduate from the moscow conservatoire and a piano pupil of the legendary alexander goldenweiser then seventyfive years old. Bach goldberg variations nikolayeva classico classcd 416. Victor jvc vdc500910 2cd 1985 reissued victor jvc japan vicc60607 2cd 2007. Bach johann sebastian, nikolayeva tatiana tatyana nikolayeva. Tatiana nikolayeva plays bach piano music, an album by johann sebastian bach, tatiana nikolayeva on spotify. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and tablet. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846893, is a collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by johann sebastian bach. Bach goldberg variations decca 4815087 sg classical. This invaluable guide to the 96 pieces explains bachs various purposes in compiling the music, describes the rich traditions on which he drew, and provides commentaries for each prelude and fugue. Tatiana nikolayeva piano artist hyperion records cds.
It was nikolayeva for whom shostakovich wrote his 24 preludes and fugues, inspired by hearing her bach playing at the 1950 bach bicentenary competition in leipzig he was on the jury, and it was she who premiered them in leningrad in 1952. Tatiana nikolayeva bachs instrumental works discography. The welltempered clavier, bwv 846 to 893 bach duet in e minor, bwv 802 bach duet in f major, bwv 803 bach duet in g major, bwv 804 bach. Talking about the welltempered clavier, a very good source to get to the original scores is the website of the state library berlin together with bacharchiv leipzig. That bachs preludes and fugues captivated haydn and mozart is evident in their writing. The welltempered clavier, book 1 bwv 846869 the welltempered clavier 1 is a collection of educational pieces with exceptionally high artistic contents. I was very impressed with the set and have been looking forward to his recording of book ii which has just been issued. Digital booklet pdf johann sebastian bach 16851750. Shostakovichs 1950 visit to leipzig to attend the bicentennial bach competition, where he heard and was impressed by tatiana nikolayeva playing bachs welltempered clavier, served as an impetus to write his own set of twentyfour preludes and fugues, loosely modelled on bachs. Bachs art of the fugue on the hyperion label and was blown away by its combination of. In the german of bachs time clavier keyboard was a generic name indicating a variety of keyboard instruments, most typically a harpsichord or clavichord but not excluding an organ either. Joao carlos martins, andras schiff, rosalyn tureck, et tatiana nikolaeva tout. The first instance to look at, which is also the most authoritative one, is to study the composers original manuscripts. One of the participants, the 26yearold tatiana nikolayeva, so impressed dmitri with her rendition of the welltempered clavier that he was overcome by an.
Jun 14, 2014 20 videos play all nikolayeva, bach the welltempered clavier yuichihiranaka tatiana nikolayeva plays bach partita no. The spur for their composition was shostakovichs trip to leipzig for a festival marking the 200th anniversary of bachs death, and where he was an honorary member of the jury of. Analysis js bach s music combines two elements, namely a high degree of formalism and complexity with utmost beauty. Bachnikolayeva piano transcriptions of bachs works works. Beethoven used to practice the well tempered clavier in all scales.
He remains with bach for his latest release, and what better followup than the goldberg variations. Le clavecin bien tempere the welltempered clavier qwe. Oct 30, 2011 one of the contestants was the 26yearold tatyana nikolayeva, whose playing of the welltempered clavier so impressed shostakovich that upon returning to moscow, he undertook to create a similar work himself. They were created by the composer as a cyclic work after bachs the welltempered clavier.
Jun 29, 2016 dmitri shostakovich preludes and fugues, op. Among the most influential in the canon of 20th century solo piano works, these incredibly varied pieces were composed over an intense threemonth period following an inspirational meeting, in. Chapters two and three feature information on shostakovichs pianistic background and his performing style. References to and quotations from bach s cycle appear throughout the work. Bach goldberg variations nikolayeva classico classcd 416 ds. Interview with tatiana nikolayeva by bruce duffie, october 16, 1992. Bach composed a paired prelude and fugue in each of the 24 keys to demonstrate the viability of the new equal. It explores the intricacies of each of the 12 major and 12 minor keys and constitutes the largestscale and mostinfluential undertaking for solo keyboard of the baroque era. Tatiana nikolayeva the well tempered clavier book 1 recorded at imaichi public hall, japan on may 2226, 1984. In bachs time clavier keyboard was a generic name indicating a variety of. Tatiana nikolayeva, johann sebastian bach nikolayeva. Bach composed the first volume of the welltempered clavier in 1722. In fact, she was responsible for shostakovichs preludes and fugues op. The release while it has virtues, which i will get to below is being oversold.
The well tempered clavier is a work in two volumes. Works recordings links tatiana nikolayeva short biography. Shop and buy the welltempered clavier book i, bwv 846869 sheet music. Prelude i in c major, bwv 846 well tempered clavier. Piano music to enjoy in your home or car, or gift it to another music lover. The spur for their composition was shostakovichs trip to leipzig for a festival marking the 200th anniversary of bachs death, and where he was an honorary member of the jury of the piano competition, in which i took part. From all the works written in the baroque era, no other work has been so well cherished, frequently performed and thoroughly studied than this work of bach s. Stream adfree with amazon music unlimited on mobile, desktop, and. Tatiana nikolayevas double cd has a nice bonus, namely the 3 and 6voice ricercars from the musical offering bwv1079. References to and quotations from bachs cycle appear throughout the work. Many performers touch the first aspect only briefly and focus on the flow of the music, to be able to express the inner beauty of the work.
The welltempered clavier two sets of 24 preludes and fugues in all major and minor keys is the torah of piano music, like beethovens. Tatiana nikolayeva, johann sebastian bach nikolayeva plays. Dmitri shostakovichs opus 87 is a cycle of 24 preludes and fugues for piano, modeled after bachs welltempered clavier. The well tempered clavier, book 1 bwv 846869 the well tempered clavier 1 is a collection of educational pieces with exceptionally high artistic contents.836 403 1351 163 1306 1627 1368 401 1424 1082 768 1104 392 995 1607 652 1368 43 495 275 1247 883 717 978 250 1038 5 400 811 622 203 1046 431