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Ever in search of the ideal sound: for a while Gould apparently planned to record the Well-Tempered Clavier on a “harpsipiano” (“a neurotic piano that thinks it’s a harpsichord”), but Columbia declined. What remained is a level of polyphonic lucidity and contrapuntal rigor that beggars comparison.

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, Volume 3

Released: 1965

    Disc 1

  1. Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Major, BWV 862: Prelude
  2. Prelude & Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Major, BWV 862: Fugue
  3. Prelude & Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp minor, BWV 863: Prelude
  4. Prelude & Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp minor, BWV 863: Fugue
  5. Prelude & Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864: Prelude
  6. Prelude & Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864: Fugue
  7. Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865: Prelude
  8. Prelude & Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865: Fugue
  9. Prelude & Fugue No. 21 in B-flat Major, BWV 866: Prelude
  10. Prelude & Fugue No. 21 in B-flat Major, BWV 866: Fugue
  11. Prelude & Fugue No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867: Prelude
  12. Prelude & Fugue No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867: Fugue
  13. Prelude & Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868: Prelude
  14. Prelude & Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868: Fugue
  15. Prelude & Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869: Prelude
  16. Prelude & Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869: Fugue