Das wohltemperierte Klavier I, BWV 846-869 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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This page is only for complete editions and multiple selections from Das wohltemperierte Klavier I. For most arrangements, see the separate pages
for the individual preludes and fugues. For the later set of 24 preludes and fugues, see: Das wohltemperierte Klavier II, BWV 870-893.

Performances

Recordings

Selections

For Keyboard (Composer)

 Prelude No.1 in C major, BWV 846
#305905 - 2.94MB - 1:55 -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (162) - - !N/!N/!N - 68446x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
#305906 - 2.59MB - 1:43 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (40) - - !N/!N/!N - 20729x

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Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Prelude No.2 in C minor, BWV 847
#305907 - 3.10MB - 1:33 -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (54) - - !N/!N/!N - 28997x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV 847
#305908 - 2.66MB - 1:34 -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (38) - - !N/!N/!N - 18581x

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Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Prelude No.5 in D major, BWV 850
#305909 - 2.25MB - 1:21 -  5.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (25) - - !N/!N/!N - 9919x

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Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue No.5 in D major, BWV 850
#305910 - 2.48MB - 1:32 -  5.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17) - - !N/!N/!N - 7638x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Prelude No.6 in D minor, BWV 851
#305911 - 2.55MB - 1:25 -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (23) - - !N/!N/!N - 13070x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue No.6 in D minor, BWV 851
#305912 - 4.39MB - 2:18 -  5.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (10) - - !N/!N/!N - 8432x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Prelude No.21 in B-flat major, BWV 866
#305913 - 2.35MB - 1:21 -  5.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13) - - !N/!N/!N - 8050x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

 Fugue No.21 in B-flat major, BWV 866
#305914 - 2.84MB - 1:36 -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (12) - - !N/!N/!N - 7016x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2013/12/6)

Performer Pages:

Martha Goldstein (harpsichord)

Publisher Info.:

Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Source and alternative formats:
From an album featuring a Flemish harpsichord on Pandora Records. Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.

Instrument used:
The harpsichord is copied from a one manual instrument built by Hans Moerman in Antwerp (1584). It was restored by Frank Hubbard in Boston (1963). The working plans of the instrument used are due to Lutz Bungart of the Instrument workshop. It was built in the the early seventies by Al Goldstein when he was the partner of Lutz. The instrument has 2 manuals in the usual dispostion of 8x8x4.

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 Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp major, BWV 858
#336571 - 6.69MB - 3:39 -  8.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 3982x

MP3 file (audio)
Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp major, BWV 858
#336572 - 5.77MB - 3:39 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1520x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
#336573 - 7.34MB - 4:00 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5) - - !N/!N/!N - 2517x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
#336574 - 6.36MB - 4:00 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1463x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867
#336575 - 9.91MB - 5:25 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9) - - !N/!N/!N - 2792x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867
#336576 - 8.61MB - 5:25 -  8.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1597x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 868
#336577 - 5.95MB - 3:15 -  7.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1943x

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Lekro (2014/7/28)

 Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B major, BWV 868
#336578 - 5.14MB - 3:15 -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1117x

OGG file (audio)
Lekro (2014/7/28)

Performer Pages:

Raymond Smullyan (piano)

Publisher Info.:

Pandora Records/Al Goldstein Archive

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 [tag/del]

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Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Bertini)

 Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
#172781 - 0.01MB - 3:39 -  4.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (15) - - !N/!N/!N - 5407x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV 847
#172782 - 0.01MB - 2:47 -  5.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (8) - - !N/!N/!N - 2857x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.3 in C major, BWV 848
#172783 - 0.01MB - 3:08 -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1439x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.4 in C minor, BWV 849
#172784 - 0.01MB - 4:52 -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1264x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.5 in D major, BWV 850
#172785 - 0.01MB - 3:08 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1329x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.6 in D minor, BWV 851
#172786 - 0.01MB - 3:23 -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4) - - !N/!N/!N - 1348x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.7 in E major, BWV 852
#172787 - 0.01MB - 5:21 -  5.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3) - - !N/!N/!N - 1047x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.8 in E minor, BWV 853
#172788 - 0.01MB - 6:45 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1168x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.9 in E major, BWV 854
#172789 - 0.01MB - 2:22 -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1096x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.10 in E minor, BWV 855
#172790 - 0.01MB - 3:11 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1181x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F major, BWV 856
#172791 - 0.01MB - 2:26 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1035x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.12 in F minor, BWV 857
#172792 - 0.01MB - 5:20 -  2.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1072x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.13 in F major, BWV 858
#172795 - 0.01MB - 3:18 -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 926x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.14 in F minor, BWV 859
#172796 - 0.01MB - 4:04 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 914x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.15 in G major, BWV 860
#172797 - 0.01MB - 4:07 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1028x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.16 in G minor, BWV 861
#172798 - 0.01MB - 2:58 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1147x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.17 in A major, BWV 862
#172799 - 0.01MB - 3:59 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 933x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.18 in G minor, BWV 863
#172800 - 0.01MB - 3:42 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 867x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.19 in A major, BWV 864
#172801 - 0.01MB - 3:53 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 842x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.20 in A minor, BWV 865
#172802 - 0.02MB - 5:44 -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 915x

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Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.21 in B major, BWV 866
#172803 - 0.01MB - 2:33 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1118x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.22 in B minor, BWV 867
#172804 - 0.01MB - 4:56 -  10.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (1) - - !N/!N/!N - 1054x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.23 in B major, BWV 868
#172805 - 0.01MB - 3:13 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 860x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

 Prelude and Fugue No.24 in B minor, BWV 869
#172806 - 0.02MB - 9:57 -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2) - - !N/!N/!N - 1088x

MID file (audio/video)
Reccmo (2012/1/21)

Performers:

Synthesized MIDI

Publisher Info.:

James L. Bailey

Copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike 3.0 [tag/del]

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These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection.

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Sheet Music

Scores

Complete

 Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C major, BWV 846
#81759 - 4.01MB, 6 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (193- V/V/V - 162186x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C minor, BWV 847
#81761 - 2.22MB, 3 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (94- V/V/V - 79691x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.3 in C major, BWV 848
#81762 - 2.77MB, 4 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (41- V/V/V - 21175x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.4 in C minor, BWV 849
#81764 - 3.22MB, 5 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (39- V/V/V - 19701x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.5 in D major, BWV 850
#81766 - 2.75MB, 4 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (46- V/V/V - 25499x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.6 in D minor, BWV 851
#81768 - 2.71MB, 4 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (38- V/V/V - 28097x

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Ivdruiz (2010/10/15)

 Prelude and Fugue No.7 in E major, BWV 852
#81770 - 3.28MB, 5 pp. -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22- V/V/V - 13014x

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Ivdruiz (2010/10/15)

 Prelude and Fugue No.8 in E minor, BWV 853
#81773 - 3.52MB, 5 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (30- V/V/V - 17081x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.9 in E major, BWV 854
#81774 - 3.06MB, 4 pp. -  7.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (23- V/V/V - 14858x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.10 in E minor, BWV 855
#81777 - 2.92MB, 4 pp. -  5.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (32- V/V/V - 16660x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F major, BWV 856
#81779 - 2.24MB, 3 pp. -  6.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (19- V/V/V - 13123x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.12 in F minor, BWV 857
#81780 - 3.56MB, 5 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26- V/V/V - 15349x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.13 in F major, BWV 858
#81781 - 2.92MB, 4 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V/V/V - 10648x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.14 in F minor, BWV 859
#81782 - 2.28MB, 3 pp. -  7.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (18- V/V/V - 10122x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.15 in G major, BWV 860
#81783 - 2.95MB, 4 pp. -  7.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (27- V/V/V - 13604x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.16 in G minor, BWV 861
#81785 - 2.39MB, 3 pp. -  6.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (22- V/V/V - 21382x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.17 in A major, BWV 862
#81787 - 2.35MB, 3 pp. -  5.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17- V/V/V - 11686x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.18 in G minor, BWV 863
#81790 - 3.00MB, 4 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V/V/V - 8434x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.19 in A major, BWV 864
#81791 - 2.92MB, 4 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (17- V/V/V - 7252x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.20 in A minor, BWV 865
#81796 - 3.73MB, 5 pp. -  5.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (23- V/V/V - 10243x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.21 in B major, BWV 866
#81797 - 2.37MB, 3 pp. -  6.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (29- V/V/V - 21186x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.22 in B minor, BWV 867
#81799 - 2.40MB, 3 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (24- V/V/V - 13363x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.23 in B major, BWV 868
#81801 - 1.73MB, 2 pp. -  7.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V/V/V - 8410x

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 Prelude and Fugue No.24 in B minor, BWV 869
#81802 - 3.09MB, 4 pp. -  7.6/10 2 4 6 8 10 (26- V/V/V - 13278x

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Ivdruiz (2010/10/15)

PMLP05948-BWV 846.pdf
Copyist:

The Composer, Mueller (?)
Anna Magdalena Bach (1701–1760)
Johann Friedrich Agricola (1720–1774)
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784)
Unknown copyist

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1733-40).
D B Mus. ms. Bach P 202 (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek)

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Multiple copyists (see above). The sections by Agricola date from about 1740.

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 Complete Score
#355884 - 15.95MB, 73 pp. -  6.2/10 2 4 6 8 10 (9- V/V/V - 11840x

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Fynnjamin (2014/12/12)

PMLP05948-bach wohltemperierte clavier 1 415089603.pdf
Copyist:

Peter August (1726-1787)

Publisher Info.:

Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1760-87).

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

RISM 211020072 Paper damaged in some places, especially p.5

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 Complete Score
#335891 - 7.63MB, 95 pp. -  5.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (28- V/V/V - 27925x

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 Color Cover
#335892 - 1.42MB, 1 pp. -  6.8/10 2 4 6 8 10 (5- V/V/V - 3629x

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SIBLEY1802.26606.a095-39087032500474score.pdf
Editor:

Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
Friedrich August Roitzsch (1805–1889)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.[1863]. Plate 2635.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.

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 Complete Score
#173661 - 6.02MB, 126 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (45- V/V/V - 71101x

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gus (2012/1/26)

 Anhang (Appendix) for Book 1, Nos. 1–12
#02230 - 1.87MB, 24 pp. -  6.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (6- V/V/V - 6627x

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Feldmahler (2006/11/26)

 Anhang (Appendix) for Book 1, Nos. 13–24
#02231 - 1.16MB, 14 pp. -  7.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (7- V/V/V - 4238x

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Feldmahler (2006/11/26)

PMLP05948-1.pdf
Editor:

Franz Kroll (1820–1877)

Publisher Info.:

Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1866. Plate B.W. XIV.

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 Complete score
#01004 - 7.11MB, 119 pp. -  4.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/V/V - 14860x

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Funper (2006/6/09)

 24 Preludes & Fugues, Index, Title (26 files)
#355926 - 6.97MB, ? pp. -  5.5/10 2 4 6 8 10 (13- V/V/V - 7322x

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Carolus (2014/12/12)

Wtc idx1.pdf
Editor:

Carl Czerny (1791–1857)

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1893. Plate 11015.

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Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Cxerny's preface, with bio sketch by Philip Hale (not included here).

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
#35042 - 9.44MB, 80 pp. -  6.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (37- V/V/V - 35948x

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Ottaviano (2009/7/18)

 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
#35043 - 8.04MB, 76 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (11- V/V/V - 13623x

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Ottaviano (2009/7/18)

 Supplement
#35010 - 6.41MB, 54 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 4681x

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Ottaviano (2009/7/18)

PMLP05948-BachBusoni-WTC1n1-12.pdf
Editor:

Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)

Publisher Info.:

New York: G. Schirmer, 1894. Plate 11660

Reprinted:

(after 1926)

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Busoni cat. no. BV B 25, part 1. File obtained from www.waltercosand.com. Text in English. Supplement includes essay "On the Transcription of Bach's Organ Works for the Pianoforte", p.154–190

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
#22080 - 6.44MB, 78 pp. -  6.4/10 2 4 6 8 10 (35- V/V/V - 29093x

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Innocente (2008/9/18)

 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
Anhang I–IV

#22081 - 11.02MB, 134 pp. -  7.3/10 2 4 6 8 10 (14- V/V/V - 12148x

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Innocente (2008/9/18)

PMLP05948-Busoni-Bach WTC 1, Book 1 No 1 - No 12 (78p).pdf
Editor:

Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)

Publisher Info.:

New York / Leipzig: G. Schirmer / Breitkopf & Härtel, 1894. Plate 27451.

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1916. Edition E.B. 4301

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Public Domain [tag/del]

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Busoni cat. no. BV B 25, part 1. Text in German
Anhang includes essay "Von der Übertragung Bach'scher Orgelwerke auf das Pianoforte", pp.154–94

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
#69274 - 2.84MB, 62 pp. -  6.1/10 2 4 6 8 10 (35- V/V/V - 38756x

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
#69275 - 2.64MB, 58 pp. -  7.9/10 2 4 6 8 10 (16- V/V/V - 16362x

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worov (2010/6/28)

PMLP05948-WTC 1 No 1-12.pdf
Editor:

Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
Adolf Ruthardt (1849–1934)

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Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d.[1937]

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 Complete score
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Worov (2016/2/14)

Bach-WTC1edBischoffMuzCV.jpg
Editor:

Hans Bischoff (1852-1889)

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Moscow: Muzgiz, 1963. Plate M. 28160 Г.

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Preface by Nikolay Kopchevsky (1930-1988) removed

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 Complete score
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PMLP05948-bach-wtk-ur-1.pdf
Editor:

Alfred Kreutz (1898-1960)

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1963. Plate E.P. 11969.

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
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PMLP05948-WTC1-Mugellini-no 1-12.pdf
Editor:

Bruno Mugellini (1871–1912)

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Warsaw: PWM, (1964)

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Text in Polish, title page and contents in Russian. It is possible that this edition is a re-engraving of the Breitkopf issue from 1908 with the text translated into Polish.

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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.1–12, BWV 846–857
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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
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 Preludes and Fugues Nos.13–24, BWV 858–869
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PMLP05948-WTC Mugellini No. 1-12.pdf
Editor:

Bruno Mugellini (1871–1912)

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Moscow: Muzyka, n.d. (ca.1965)

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Russian text. Different engraving than PWM score above. Looks typical of Muzyka production from the era.

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 Incomplete score (incl. title page)
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Perlnerd666 (2008/10/12)

PMLP05949-BGA44 8.pdf
Copyist:

Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)

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Autograph manuscript, n.d.

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 44
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1895. Plate B.W. XLIV.

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 Variants and annotations to Book 1
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Fdamiani (2007/6/13)

WTC I var.pdf
Editor:

Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)

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Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 45.1 (pp.235–42)
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1897. Plate B.W. XLV(1).

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 Prelude in C major, BWV 846
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 Prelude in C major, BWV 846a
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PMLP05948-Bach Prelude BWV846.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2012

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1. from Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach (No.28)
2. from Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (No.14)
Urtext keyboard score.

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 Prelude in C minor, BWV 847a
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 Prelude in D major, BWV 850a
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 Prelude in D minor, BWV 851a
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 Prelude in E minor, BWV 855a
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PMLP05948-Bach Prelude BWV847a.pdf
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Pierre Gouin - Contact

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Montréal: Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2012

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Urtext keyboard score.
From Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (No.15, 17, 16 & 18)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Piano 4 hands (Dubois)

 Volume 1
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 Volume 2
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SIBLEY1802.17639.8b7c-39087011961226vol. 1.pdf
Arranger:

Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

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Paris: Maurice Senart, 1914. Plates M. S. & Cie. 3437, 3438.

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 Duo
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 Primo
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 Secondo
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 Editorial notes
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 Engraving files (PMX)
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WIMA.6d27-wtc1sco.pdf
Arranger:

Henri Bertini (1798-1876)

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James L. Bailey

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James L. Bailey

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Le Clavier bien tempéré I collection des préludes et fugues de Jean Sébastien Bach arrangées pour le piano à quatre mains par Henri Bertini jeune
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 20 Preludes (Part I)
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 20 Preludes (Part II)
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KGill (2010/9/8)

PMLP05948-2305.Bach-20PrWTC.Hermannv1(Vn.Va.).pdf
Arranger:

Friedrich Hermann (1828–1907)

Publisher Info.:

London: Augener, n.d.(ca.1905). Plate 12910.

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London: Merton Music, No.2305 (Nos.1–10), 2306 (Nos.11–12), n.d.(1996-2010).

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Contains arrangements of preludes from both books.
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 Prelude and Fugue No.4 in C minor, BWV 849
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 Prelude and Fugue No.21 in B major, BWV 866
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 Prelude and Fugue No.22 in B minor, BWV 867
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PMLP05948-Prelude and Fugue C-minor -849-plate3032.pdf
Editor:

Max Reger (1873 - 1916)

Publisher Info.:

Ausgewählte Klavierwerke, für die Orgel bearbeitet von Max Reger, Bd.1
Leipzig: Joseph Aibl, 1902. Plates 3032, 3031, 3025.

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Vienna: Universal Edition, n.d.

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General Information

Work Title Das wohltemperierte Klavier I (The Well-Tempered Clavier)
Alternative Title Praeludia und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitonia (Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones)
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue Number BWV 846–869
Movements/Sections 24 Preludes and Fugues:
1. Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846
(alternative version: BWV 846a)
2. Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
(alternative version: BWV 847a)
3. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 848
4. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849
5. Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 850
(alternative version: BWV 850a)
6. Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 851
(alternative version: BWV 851a)
7. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 852
8. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (the Fugue is in D minor)
9. Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 854
10. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 855
(alternative version: BWV 855a)
11. Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 856
12. Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 857
13. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, BWV 858
14. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 859
15. Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 860
16. Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 861
17. Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major, BWV 862
18. Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 863
19. Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 864
20. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 865
21. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 866
22. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 867
23. Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 868
24. Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 869
Year/Date of Composition 1722
First Publication 1801
Composer Time Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation clavier
External Links Wikipedia article
Wohltemperierte Klavier - scores at Sheet Music Plus


Misc. Comments

  • Title of first English edition: "The Well-Tempered Clavier, or Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones, relating to the major third, that is, Ut Re Mi, as well as those related to the minor third, that is, Re Mi Fa. Compiled and prepared for the benefit and practice of young musicians desirous of learning, as well as for the entertainment of those already versed in this particular study, by Johann Sebastian Bach, Anno 1722"
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