Over the coming months, I will be sharing my videos home-recorded on the venerable Steinway CD207 of the complete Well-Tempered Clavier.
I have long maintained that there is more to learn about playing the piano from the study of Bach’s music; knowledge, insight, inspiration and imaginative freedom that can be applied to all piano music.
My 96-episode archive, Everything We Need To Know About Playing The Piano We Learn From The Well-Tempered Clavier, is now available at a special introductory rate of $20 for the first month of 10 episodes (that’s 2 /1/2 hours of material on the first 5 Preludes & Fugues), with at least 10 more episodes a month thereafter.
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2 thoughts on “Johann Sebastian Bach ~ The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One: Prelude & Fugue II in c minor”
Dear Mr. O’Riley:
Did you intentionally pick that particular portrait of the Master? You two could be related! It’s a bit uncanny.
I would enjoy watching every one of your lessons/ lectures.
Thank you for your work and presence here and on the radio. 🌹
Thank you, Valerie~
I like to think we begin to resemble those we immerse ourselves in. During last summer’s New York run of Basil Twist’s Symphonie Fantastique, I imagined I was coming to resemble Hector Berlioz. I’m flattered you find some resemblance between me and Johann Sebastian (I do have some German blood on my mother’s side), but I think the perceived kinship has more to do with our concerted squint in reading the fine print of Bach’s notation. lol