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Vintage Bach Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, Prelude 1 in C
Seeded by markdoner on 10 Jun 2008
Author: creativebna
Pianist David Edward Smith plays Bach's Well-Tempered Clavichord. 1981 vintage video. David Edward Smith, studied piano from the age of 12 (1936) until age 20 (1944) with Dr. Karol Liszniewski of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. My father wrote: "All the Polish celebrities knew Dr. Liszniewski (who speaks Polish besides the Poles?). Arthur Rubinstein and Mieczyslaw Munz often stopped by when they were on tour. So did Rachmaninoff and Paderewski. I would be allowed to sit right next to them--only inches from the keyboard--to watch them practice by the hour--preparing for their solo recitals and concerto performances. They would give me lessons and sometimes, when I was practicing in my room upstairs, they would open the door at the bottom of the stairs and yell such things as 'Practice SLOWLY' or, for example, 'Who told you to do that crescendo in the left hand' (I had done something terrible, no doubt). 'That's good-don't ever change that!' (What a pleasant surprise). Sometimes t
Work: Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869
Prelude no 1 in C major, BWV 846
Instrument: Piano
Period: Baroque