Complete live performance of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. From a recital recorded on March 11, 2018 at the Royal Conservatory, Toronto. French double-manual harpsichord by Robert Hicks after Taskin. Part One: Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1-12. Part Two, following intermission: Preludes and Fugues Nos. 13-24.
“Bach’s mind was so encompassing and his genius so infinite that he actually conceived of it [The Well-Tempered Clavier] as a whole entity in addition to being separated in individual works.”David Louie
Excerpt from John Terauds’ article in Toronto Star, March 8, 2018, interviewing David Louie about his complete live performance of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I