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Gould had already recorded Fugue No. 9 in E major (BWV 878) and No.14 in F-sharp minor (BWV 883) in 1957 to fill up an LP with the Fifth and Sixth Partitas (see No. 4). The earlier readings were much slower: 4’17” as opposed to 1’46” for BWV 878, and 3’14” instead of 2’45” for BWV 883. You never cross the same river twice …

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II, BWV 878-885

Released: 1970

    Disc 1

  1. Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878: Praeludium
  2. Prelude & Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878: Fuga
  3. Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879: Praeludium
  4. Prelude & Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879: Fuga
  5. Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880: Praeludium
  6. Prelude & Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880: Fuga
  7. Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881: Praeludium
  8. Prelude & Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881: Fuga
  9. Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp Major, BWV 882: Praeludium
  10. Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp Major, BWV 882: Fuga
  11. Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 883: Praeludium
  12. Prelude & Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp minor, BWV 883: Fuga
  13. Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884: Praeludium
  14. Prelude & Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884: Fuga
  15. Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885: Praeludium
  16. Prelude & Fugue No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885: Fuga