DAS WOHLTEMPERIERTE CLAVIER (book 1 & 2)for keyboard | 240'ca. (2006) download | purchase
* there are two audio versions, one on harpsichord and the other on piano.
Das Wohltemperierte Clavier (The Well-Tempered Clavier) BWV 846−893 is a set of 48 Preludes and Fugues for keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bach gave the title Das Wohltemperirte Clavier to a book of preludes and fugues in all 24 keys, major and minor, dated 1722, composed "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study". Some 20 years later, Bach compiled a second book of the same kind (24 pairs of preludes and fugues). The entire collection is generally regarded as one of the most important works in the history of classical music.
This is a different aproach to this work, a brand new personal twisted and curled version of Bach's masterpiece. It is as if the art of Johann Sebastian Bach had been reflected through a broken mirror.
The idea of revisiting, recreating, and reinterpreting the art of the past came from my admiration to Pablo Picasso’s "Las Meninas" which is based on the famous painting by Diego Velázquez.
* audio version on piano
* audio version on harpsichord