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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier

The story

Das wohltemperierte Klavier, BWV 846-893 – The Well-Tempered or Correctly Tuned Clavier, often abbreviated as WTK, is one of Johann Sebastian Bach’s main works written for harpsichord.

Well-tuned refers to the instrument’s revolutionary tuning at the time, which made it possible to play (reasonably) pure in all keys.

The work consists of two cycles, in two volumes dating from 1722 and 1740-1742, respectively, with a prelude followed by a fugue in each book for each major and minor key. Each book therefore contains 24 preludes and fugues.

Each set of prelude and fugue is assigned a separate number in the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV): band 1 runs from BWV 846 to 869, band 2 from BWV 870 to 893.

Practical info

From the repertoire

Info and bookings

11 Jul
2024
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier
Solo concert: Bach's WTK (Selection)
EPO, Den Haag
1 Jun
2024
 Solo
Performance at opening exhibition Genius Loci
Den Haag
18 Nov
2023
 Solo
Opening exhibition 'Into the Soil'
Amsterdam
5 Mar
2024
 Solo
Opening exhibition Rosa Luxemburg
Amsterdam
29 Jan
2024
Nachtuil
NACHTUIL | Presentation day IUDK
19 Jan
2023
Nachtuil
Night owl try out #1
Laaktheater Den Haag

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