Andras Schiff – J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 (2020) Blu-ray 1080i AVC DTS-HD.MA.5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

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Title: Andras Schiff – J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
Release year: 2020
Genre: Classical

Released: EuroArts
Duration: 01:50:39
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Audio Codec: LPCM, DTS-HD Master
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 27897 kbps / 1080i / 29.970 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio # 1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio # 2: English / DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3643 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 28.07 GB

Johann Sebastian Bach was undoubtedly the greatest musical thinker of his age. Dubbed ‘the Old Testament of music’ by the conductor and pianist Hans von Bülow, The Well-Tempered Clavier is acknowledged to be one of the most significant works ever written for the keyboard. Each of these 24 preludes and fugues encapsulates its own mood, and Bach’s delight in mixing technical strictness with freedom of expression has made this work an indispensable element of Western culture for centuries. Sir András Schiff is heralded as one of the finest Bach interpreters today, and this first complete performance at the prestigious BBC Proms was summed up as ‘stupendous’ by The Independent.

Sir András Schiff’s recordings of J.S. Bach’s keyboard works are highly regarded, particularly his performances of The Well-Tempered Clavier. Gramophone wrote that ‘Schiff remains a stimulating Bach pianist who happily refuses to rest on his discographical laurels.’

Much interest was generated when it was announced that Schiff would play Book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier as part of the 2017 BBC Proms at a late-night concert performed without a break. The well-attended concert was recorded to the BBC’s usual superlative high standards, and with both the highly-charged atmosphere of the event and Schiff’s every nuance captured in High Definition image and sound make this audiovisual release something to treasure.

This BBC Proms concert was extremely well-received in the press. Aaron Davies of wrote that ‘I was left with no doubt that Schiff is almost certainly the standard bearer for the keyboard works of J.S. Bach – quite possibly the best since Glenn Gould.’ The Arts Desk stated that ‘Schiff, without score or interval, sculpted around 100 minutes of music into a perfectly paced narrative… Schiff’s gracious lucidity lets the tension and drama inherent in each piece speak directly to us… with a performance style that train our ears to hear each finely articulated element and steers clear of flashy stunts.’ As far as The Independent reviewer was concerned, ‘this was the most riveting performance of the work I have ever heard, as for two hours Schiff turned the huge and well-filled hall into a bowl of rapt silence. He delivered the endlessly walking line of the final prelude with majestic assurance, and if the gravely enigmatic final fugue denoted death, this was death of an entirely serene kind. It really was stupendous.’

Picture format: HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1
Language: English
Region code: A, B, C


Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London, 7 September 2017
Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846
Prelude and Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 847
Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848
Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849
Prelude and Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 850
Prelude and Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 851
Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 852
Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853
Prelude and Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 854
Prelude and Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 855
Prelude and Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 856
Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 857
Prelude and Fugue No. 13 in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858
Prelude and Fugue No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859
Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 860
Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861
Prelude and Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 862
Prelude and Fugue No. 18 in G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863
Prelude and Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864
Prelude and Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 865
Prelude and Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 866
Prelude and Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867
Prelude and Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 868
Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 869



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