Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier II (2CD)
Deutsche Grammophon's Heritage Team proudly presents a new recording, Pinnock's first recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, to follow Book 1 which was received with enthusiastic critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the 2021 Gramophone awards.
BWV 870 Ð BWV 881
BWV 882 Ð BWV 893
Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
Harpsichord: David Way, Stonington, Connecticut, 1982, after Henri Hemsch (1700Ð1769)
Pitch: A = 415 Hz / Temperament: Unequal temperament (Pinnock/Neal)
In 1740 the Leipzig Kammerton pitch was approximately A = 415 Hz. This is about a semitone below our modern standard and a semitone above the Cšthen pitch which Trevor Pinnock used for his recording of Book I