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BACH
THE WELL-TEMPERED
CLAVIER
Book One
Rebecca Pechefsky,
harpsichord

QC 1009-2
DISC 1
1. Prelude No. 1 in C Major  2:07
2. Fugue No. 1 in C Major  2:02
3. Prelude No. 2 in C Minor  1:35
4. Fugue No. 2 in C Minor  1:50
5. Prelude No. 3 in C-sharp Major  1:31
6. Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp Major  3:00
7. Prelude No. 4 in C-sharp Minor  2:38
8. Fugue No. 4 in C-sharp Minor  3:30
9. Prelude No. 5 in D Major  1:25
10. Fugue No. 5 in D Major  2:08
11. Prelude No. 6 in D Minor  1:38
12. Fugue No. 6 in D Minor  2:15
13. Prelude No. 7 in E-flat Major  3:59
14. Fugue No. 7 in E-flat Major  2:12
15. Prelude No. 8 in E-flat Minor  3:22
16. Fugue No. 8 in D-sharp Minor  5:23
17. Prelude No. 9 in E Major  1:36
18. Fugue No. 9 in E Major  1:24
19. Prelude No. 10 in E Minor  2:28
20. Fugue No. 10 in E Minor  1:24
21. Prelude No. 11 in F Major  1:12
22. Fugue No. 11 in F Major  1:37
23. Prelude No. 12 in F Minor  2:00
24. Fugue No. 12 in F Minor  4:08

DISC 2
1. Prelude No. 13 in F-sharp Major  1:48
2. Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp Major  2:16
3. Prelude No. 14 in F-sharp Minor  1:11
4. Fugue No. 14 in F-sharp Minor  2:48
5. Prelude No. 15 in G Major  1:05
6. Fugue No. 15 in G Major  3:15
7. Prelude No. 16 in G Minor  1:52
8. Fugue No. 16 in G Minor  2:29
9. Prelude No. 17 in A-flat Major  1:23
10. Fugue No. 17 in A-flat Major  2:27
11. Prelude No. 18 in G-sharp Minor  1:48
12. Fugue No. 18 in G-sharp Minor  2:30
13. Prelude No. 19 in A Major  1:33
14. Fugue No. 19 in A Major  2:34
15. Prelude No. 20 in A Minor  1:15
16. Fugue No. 20 in A Minor  5:55
17. Prelude No. 21 in B-flat Major  1:26
18. Fugue No. 21 in B-flat Major  2:09
19. Prelude No. 22 in B-flat Minor  2:22
20. Fugue No. 22 in B-flat Minor  2:36
21. Prelude No. 23 in B Major  1:17
22. Fugue No. 23 in B Major  2:23
23. Prelude No. 24 in B Minor  5:02
24. Fugue No. 24 in B Minor  5:29
“Pechefsky’s combination of sensitivity and exactness ultimately takes the mind
of the listener away from all concerns about temperament and into purely
pleasurable and uplifting musical experience, the way Bach would have it ...
Don’t overlook this one, as it does have a unique angle on this seminal Bach
work.”
—Dave Lewis,
All Music

“Her recording is all-around excellent to the highest degree ... With so many
recordings of this set out there to choose from, this recording ought to be a
must add; it will stimulate your imagination.”
—Bertil van Boer,
Fanfare
For this recording, Rebecca Pechefsky uses the Werckmeister III tuning
throughout, the original “well-tempered” tuning that makes every key usable—
though each retains its distinct character—and a popular temperament in
Bach’s day.
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