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Céline Frisch|Bach : The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

Bach : The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II

Céline Frisch

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Two years after releasing her CD dedicated to Book I of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Céline Frisch now presents the second volume of this musical landmark. Bach compiled Book II in 1744, twenty-two years after Book I. It took until 1801 for both volumes to be printed: from then until the present day they have inspired countless composers. After a series of recordings with the Ensemble Zimmermann she helped to found, Céline Frisch returns to the harpsichord recital, for a programme of this, her very favourite music. Through these preludes and fugues, she reminds us that far from being technical exercises, the Well- Tempered Clavier is a work of pure pleasure and constant renewed discovery. As Robert Schumann declared: ‘You should frequently play the fugues of the great masters, particularly those of J.S. Bach. Make the Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread.’ © Alpha Classics

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Céline Frisch

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The Well-Tempered Clavier Book II (Johann Sebastian Bach)

1
Prelude I in C Major, BWV 870
00:02:47

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

2
Fugue I in C Major, BWV 870
00:01:43

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

3
Prelude II in C Minor, BWV 871
00:03:19

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

4
Fugue II in C Minor, BWV 871
00:02:12

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

5
Prelude III in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
00:01:27

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

6
Fugue III in C-Sharp Major, BWV 872
00:01:45

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

7
Prelude IV in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873
00:05:27

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

8
Fugue IV in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 873
00:02:11

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

9
Prelude V in D Major, BWV 874
00:03:21

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

10
Fugue V in D Major, BWV 874
00:01:57

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

11
Prelude VI in D Minor, BWV 875
00:01:49

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

12
Fugue VI in D Minor, BWV 875
00:01:57

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

13
Prelude VII in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
00:02:50

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

14
Fugue VII in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
00:01:34

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

15
Prelude VIII in E-Flat Minor, BWV 877
00:02:59

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

16
Fugue VIII in E-Flat Minor, BWV 877
00:04:00

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

17
Prelude IX in E Major, BWV 878
00:05:53

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

18
Fugue IX in E Major, BWV 878
00:03:44

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

19
Prelude X in E Minor, BWV 879
00:03:37

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

20
Fugue X in E Minor, BWV 879
00:02:39

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

21
Prelude XI in F Major, BWV 880
00:04:15

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

22
Fugue XI in F Major, BWV 880
00:01:41

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

23
Prelude XII in F Minor, BWV 881
00:04:28

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

24
Fugue XII in F Minor, BWV 881
00:01:56

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

DISC 2

1
Prelude XIII in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882
00:03:18

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

2
Fugue XIII in F-Sharp Major, BWV 882
00:02:20

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

3
Prelude XIV in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
00:03:08

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

4
Fugue XIV in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 883
00:04:07

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

5
Prelude XV in G Major, BWV 884
00:02:34

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

6
Fugue XV in G Major, BWV 884
00:01:14

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

7
Prelude XVI in G Minor, BWV 885
00:02:27

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

8
Fugue XVI in G Minor, BWV 885
00:02:50

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

9
Prelude XVII in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
00:04:16

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

10
Fugue XVII in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
00:02:15

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

11
Prelude XVIII in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887
00:05:52

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

12
Fugue XVIII in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 887
00:06:04

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

13
Prelude XIX in A Major, BWV 888
00:02:12

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

14
Fugue XIX in A Major, BWV 888
00:01:16

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

15
Prelude XX in A Minor, BWV 889
00:04:42

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

16
Fugue XX in A Minor, BWV 889
00:01:48

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

17
Prelude XXI in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
00:05:54

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

18
Fugue XXI in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
00:02:17

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

19
Prelude XXII in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
00:01:51

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

20
Fugue XXII in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
00:04:02

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

21
Prelude XXIII in B Major, BWV 892
00:01:56

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

22
Fugue XXIII in B Major, BWV 892
00:05:29

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

23
Prelude XXIV in B Minor, BWV 893
00:02:05

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

24
Fugue XXIV in B Minor, BWV 893
00:01:54

Céline Frisch, Harpsichord by Andrea Restelli (Milan, 1998) after an instrument by Christian Vater (1738) - Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer

2019 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2019 Céline Frisch

Album Description

Two years after releasing her CD dedicated to Book I of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Céline Frisch now presents the second volume of this musical landmark. Bach compiled Book II in 1744, twenty-two years after Book I. It took until 1801 for both volumes to be printed: from then until the present day they have inspired countless composers. After a series of recordings with the Ensemble Zimmermann she helped to found, Céline Frisch returns to the harpsichord recital, for a programme of this, her very favourite music. Through these preludes and fugues, she reminds us that far from being technical exercises, the Well- Tempered Clavier is a work of pure pleasure and constant renewed discovery. As Robert Schumann declared: ‘You should frequently play the fugues of the great masters, particularly those of J.S. Bach. Make the Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread.’ © Alpha Classics

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