96 Songs, 4 Hours 39 Minutes


Apple Digital Master


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

biberfan ,

Favorite Piano version of WTC

I own this as it was originally released under the Philips label. Gulda had a real knack for hearing what was special about each pair and pulls out some interesting elements within each using his nuances of tempo, attack, and ornamentation. In short, he considers each prelude and fugue, and in some cases the pair, as its own unique piece. He took some real chances and I think they paid off. The only negative is the sound quality—it was recorded in the early 70s and there’s tape hiss present, most noticeable during the softer passages. The Mastered for iTunes processing may have helped this.

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