Anna Larsen | Bach Well-Tempered Clavier II

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Bach Well-Tempered Clavier II

by Anna Larsen

This album features music by Bach, performed with sensitivity and clarity.
Genre: Classical: Bach
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1. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870
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2. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 870
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3. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871
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4. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 871
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5. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 3 in C Sharp Major, BWV 872
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6. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 3 in C Sharp Major, BWV 872
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7. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 4 in C Sharp Minor, BWV 873
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8. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 4 in C Sharp Minor, BWV 873
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9. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874
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10. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 5 in D Major, BWV 874
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11. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875
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12. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 6 in D Minor, BWV 875
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13. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major, BWV 876
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14. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 7 in E Flat, BWV 876
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15. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 8 in D Sharp Minor, BWV 877
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16. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 8 in D Sharp Minor, BWV 877
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17. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878
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18. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 9 in E Major, BWV 878
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19. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879
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20. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 10 in E Minor, BWV 879
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21. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880
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22. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 11 in F Major, BWV 880
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23. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881
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24. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 12 in F Minor, BWV 881
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25. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 13 in F Sharp Major, BWV 882
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26. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 13 in F Sharp Major, BWV 882
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27. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 14 in F Sharp Minor, BWV 883
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28. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 14 in F Sharp Minor, BWV 883
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29. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884
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30. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 15 in G Major, BWV 884
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31. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885
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32. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 885
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33. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
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34. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 17 in A-Flat Major, BWV 886
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35. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 18 in G Sharp Minor, BWV 887
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36. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 18 in G Sharp Minor, BWV 887
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37. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888
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38. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 19 in A Major, BWV 888
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39. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889
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40. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 20 in A Minor, BWV 889
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41. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
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42. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 21 in B-Flat Major, BWV 890
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43. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
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44. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 22 in B-Flat Minor, BWV 891
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45. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892
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46. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 23 in B Major, BWV 892
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47. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Prelude No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893
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48. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2 - Fugue No. 24 in B Minor, BWV 893
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Born in March of 2000, Anna is a scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and a two-time ASCAP award-winning composer. She started playing piano by ear when she was three and composing when she was five. She learned her first Bach piece, Invention No 1 in C Major, when she was four years old, making Bach one of her earliest musical influences. Anna recorded the first book of the Well-Tempered Clavier when she was ten years old and finished this second book at twelve. She completed the second book in eight months. Recordings were divided between six studio sessions scheduled over a two-month period in three-hour blocks. She recorded 4-6 takes for each piece, accumulating some 240 takes. She then hand picked her best takes for this album, making no further edits to preserve their authenticity. In addition, she made the artistic decision to use the sustain pedal, a practice which leads to some debate. Some artists, like Andras Schiff, do not use the sustain pedal because it is a relatively modern invention unknown to Bach. Others,
like Daniel Barenboim, do use the sustain pedal. Anna prefers the sonority produced through the sustain while
acknowledging the importance in clarity of line. Anna studies piano with Hung-Kuan Chen and Tema Blackstone and composition with Martin Boykan.


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