Bach: Well​-​Tempered Clavier, Book 1

by Kimiko Ishizaka

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    Navona Records presents The Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk 1 performed by award-winning pianist Kimiko Ishizaka, regarded as a gifted and obviously devoted Bachian by the New York Times. Ms. Ishizaka studied the notes and phrases of Bachs solo keyboard works in a systematic manner in order to discover an interpretation which adheres to the strictures of the great composers writing. Since 2000, Ms. Ishizaka has been primarily active as a soloist, performing concerti from Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, and Gershwin, and establishing herself as an interpreter of Bach and Chopin.

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The Open Well-Tempered Clavier, by J.S. Bach, performed by pianist Kimiko Ishizaka. This public domain recording was made possible thanks to the support of 1,000 of Kimiko's fans. Your contribution when you download enables Kimiko to make more great music. Thank you!

What the critics have said:

"Ishizaka plays the 24 preludes and fugues with impeccable taste and technique, finding many levels of musical meaning even as she brings utmost clarity to the multiplicity of textures." - Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine

"I have never heard Book 1 done better than on the new recording by pianist Kimiko Ishizaka", "You hear Bach with new ears." - Grego Applegate Edwards

"A brilliant performance and brilliant set all around!" - Robert Cummings

"I was constantly delighted to discover how dance-based much of this music can be." - Robert Hugill

"This is a recording to change your perception of the Well Tempered Klavier." - Campbell Vertesi

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released March 19, 2015

Executive Producer Robert Douglass
Associate Producer Johannes Bijpost
Session Producer, Editing, Mixing Anne-Marie Sylvestre
Session Engineer Tobias Lehmann
Mastering Anne-Marie Sylvestre at Studio 2xHD
Piano Technician Gerd Finkenstein
Instrument Bösendorfer 280 provided by Bösendorfer

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An award winning pianist, chamber musician, and athlete, Kimiko Ishizaka brings a love and devotion to the music of J.S. Bach which will thrill purists and aficionados, and make instant fans out of first-time listeners. Her contributions to the public domain are her legacy. ... more

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Track Name: Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
und Dank für seine Gnade.
Familie Reinhard Krekler
Soli Deo Gloria - Dona nobis pacem!
Track Name: Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 846
Dieses klingende Juwel meinem hochverehrten Schwager Manfred
in Bewunderung seiner Begeisterungsfähigkeit für das Wahre, Gute und Schöne,
besonders für die Musik.
Gudula
Track Name: Prelude No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847
To my darling daughter Stephanie. You should now be able to appreciate these.
All my love, Dad.
Track Name: Prelude No. 3 in C-sharp major, BWV 848
Für Petra-Maria Böcking
Track Name: Prelude No. 5 in D major, BWV 850
Dedicated to Dr. Kristen Hansen, Music Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church
Soli Deo Gloria
Track Name: Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 851
For Louise Hogan
Track Name: Prelude No. 7 in E-flat major, BWV 852
For Peter Cartwright, 1948-2013
Track Name: Prelude No. 8 in E-flat minor, BWV 853
Unseren geliebten, unvergesslichen Müttern Ruth Nathrath,
die dieses Präludium so liebte und wunderbar spielte,
und Tami Ishizaka, die ihren Sohn Junkichi
selbstlos ins ferne Deutschland ziehen liess.
Track Name: Fugue No. 8 in D-sharp minor, BWV 853
For Ken and Saundra Thomas. You have given me the joy of Bach, the discipline of music and an understanding of sacrifice. Joy, discipline, understanding and sacrifice: four elements bound into any great love. - Randall
Track Name: Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 857
Für meine Frau Ute, die mich für klassische Musik begeistert hat. - Martin Grüner
Track Name: Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp major, BWV 858
Many thanks to Kimiko who has helped us to discover such modern feelings in J.S. Bach's music! - Arditi Family
Track Name: Fugue No. 17 in A-flat major, BWV 862
To Joan Meryl Pipkin, an inspiring teacher, amazing musician, and loving mom. From David, Peri, & Clay.
Track Name: Fugue No. 19 in A major, BWV 864
Für Dich, Gudula, die Du seit Deiner frühen Jugend mit der Musik,
vor allem mit dem Klavier, gelebt und dadurch Unschätzbares erlebt hast.
Und ich durfte es, seit ich Dich kenne, miterleben - Rudi.
Track Name: Fugue No. 20 in A minor, BWV 865
For Anne my beautiful daughter, who is the Music of my Life.
Track Name: Prelude No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867
In loving memory of Lorraine Halse Vines, who gave me the gift of classical music. Thanks forever, mum. - Rose
Track Name: Fugue No. 22 in B-flat minor, BWV 867
For my peanut butter brownie
Track Name: Fugue No. 24 in B minor, BWV 869
To my lovely and loving wife Elizabeth