Editors’ Notes In March 1987, just a month after he recorded Book 1 of Bach’s 48 in the studio, Keith Jarrett performed it in upstate New York, and a recording was made. More than 30 years later, to mark ECM’s 50th anniversary, it finally saw the light of day. Bach’s music, with its supreme logic, has often made a connection with jazz musicians, and Jarrett is perhaps the most prominent to be drawn to his mighty opus. He plays these 24 preludes and fugues with both respect and palpable affection—one musician communing with another over the centuries. Everything is judged superbly and the live setting—at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, with its impressive acoustics—only adds to the listening experience.

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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in C Major, BWV 846 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C Minor, BWV 847 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in C Minor, BWV 847 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 848 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in D Major, BWV 850 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in D Major, BWV 850 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in D Minor, BWV 851 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in D Minor, BWV 851 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in E-Flat Major, BWV 852 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in E-Flat Major, BWV 852 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in D-Sharp Minor/E-Flat Minor, BWV 853 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in D-Sharp Minor/E-Flat Minor, BWV 853 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in E Major, BWV 854 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in E Major, BWV 854 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in E Minor, BWV 855 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in E Minor, BWV 855 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in F Major, BWV 856 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in F Major, BWV 856 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in F Minor, BWV 857 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in F Minor, BWV 857 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in F-Sharp Major, BWV 858 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in F-Sharp Minor, BWV 859 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in G Major, BWV 860 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in G Major, BWV 860 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in G Minor, BWV 861 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in A-Flat Major, BWV 862 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in A-Flat Major, BWV 862 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in A-Flat Minor/G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in A-Flat Minor/G-Sharp Minor, BWV 863 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in A Major, BWV 864 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in A Major, BWV 864 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in A Minor, BWV 865 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in A Minor, BWV 865 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in B-Flat Major, BWV 866 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in B-Flat Major, BWV 866 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in B-Flat Minor, BWV 867 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in B Major, BWV 868 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in B Major, BWV 868 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in B Minor, BWV 869 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: 2. Fugue in B Minor, BWV 869 (Live in Troy, NY / 1987)
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