Das wohltemperierte Klavier II, BWV 870-893 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Performer Pages Peter Bradley-Fulgoni (piano)
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Copyist Johann Christoph Altnikol (1719–1759)
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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1755).
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Misc. Notes Sächsische Landesbibliothek, Dresden (D-Dl): Mus.2405-T-7,2.
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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Hoffmeister & Comp., n.d.[1801]. Plate 91.
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Editor Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14 (pp.89-202, 241-70)
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Editor Franz Kroll (1820–1877)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 14
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Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, n.d.(1892). Plate 11016
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, Ed.8276, 1915. Plate 27452
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Editor Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1916. Plate 27452
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Publisher. Info. Warsaw: PWM, n.d.(1964)
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Editor Hermann Keller (1885-1967)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1971. Plate E.P. 12075.
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Editor Alfred Dörffel (1821–1905)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 45.1
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Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 36
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Copyist Hermann Kretzschmar (1848–1924)
Publisher. Info. Autograph manuscript, n.d.
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Arranger Henri Bertini (1798-1876)
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Editor Max Reger (1873–1916)
Publisher. Info. Ausgewählte Klavierwerke, für die Orgel bearbeitet von Max Reger, Bd.1-3
Leipzig: Joseph Aibl, 1902. Plates 3026-3030.
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Publisher. Info. London: Augener, n.d.(ca.1905). Plate 12910.
Reprinted London: Merton Music, No.2305 (Nos.1–10), 2306 (Nos.11–12), n.d.(1996-2010).
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Fugue in B major, BWV 892 (No.23)

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Work Title Das wohltemperierte Klavier II. Praeludia und Fugen durch alle Tone und Semitonia
Alternative. Title The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2. Preludes and Fugues through all tones and semitones
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 870–893
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 24 Preludes and Fugues:
  1. Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 870
    alternative versions: BWV 870a, BWV 870b
  2. Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 871
  3. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp major, BWV 872
    alternative version: BWV 872a
  4. Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 873
  5. Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 874
  6. Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 875
    alternative version: BWV 875a
  7. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 876
  8. Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 877
  9. Prelude and Fugue in E major, BWV 878
  10. Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV 879
  11. Prelude and Fugue in F major, BWV 880
  12. Prelude and Fugue in F minor, BWV 881
  13. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, BWV 882
  14. Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp minor, BWV 883
  15. Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 884
  16. Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 885
  17. Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major, BWV 886
  18. Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp minor, BWV 887
  19. Prelude and Fugue in A major, BWV 888
  20. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889
  21. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 890
  22. Prelude and Fugue in B-flat minor, BWV 891
  23. Prelude and Fugue in B major, BWV 892
  24. Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 893
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1740?
First Publication. 1801 - Berlin: N. Simrock, Plate 138
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation clavier
Mss Sources D-B, Mus. ms. Bach P 430
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"