Bach's Keyboard Works on the Modern Piano

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A young Rosalyn Tureck

During Bachstock ("30 Days of Peace and Music"), David Dubal is hosting a month-long exploration of Johann Sebastian Bach’s keyboard works. This week's program features Bach interpreters including the "High Priestess of Bach" Rosalyn Tureck, who devoted her career to learning his keyboard works.

Also on the program are several other modern-instrument artists: Alexis Weissenberg in the Overture to the Partita No. 4 in D Major and two great interpreters – Joao Carlos Martins and Arthur Loesser – compared back to back.

Program playlist (all by J.S. Bach):

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828: Ouverture
Alexis Weissenberg, piano

Fantasia in C Minor, BWV 919
Rosalyn Tureck, piano
VAI Audio

Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Variation XVI. Ouverture a 1 Clav.
Maria Yudina, piano

The Well-tempered Clavier, Book I: Prelude & Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV 849
Edwin Fischer, piano

French Suite No. 5 in G, BWV 816: Allemande & Gavotte
Andrei Gavrilov, piano

Preludio, Gavotte and Gigue from Violin Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006 (arr. Sergei Rachmaninoff)
Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano

Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871 (comparative performance)
Joao Carlos Martins, piano
Connoisseur Society

Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871 (comparative performance)
Arthur Loesser, piano

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Myra Hess, piano