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Liner Notes



Daniel Lippel – Well-Tempered Guitar

In an historic first, critically acclaimed guitarist DANIEL LIPPEL brings these three beloved masterworks in their original keys to a classical guitar refretted in Baroque well temperament. They were written at & for the keyboard, where each key has its own unique affekt. What a joy it is to finally hear them in all of their original key-colored glory. Composer/critic Kyle Gann has said, “Playing Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in today’s equal temperament is like exhibiting Rembrandt paintings with wax paper taped over them.” The same may well be said of Bach played on the modern equal tempered guitar.

“Stellar” — NY Times

“Simply Brilliant.”— Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Exceptional lucidity” — Pittsburgh Tribune Review

“Precise and sensitive” — Boston Globe

“Full marks to Lippel…impressive” — Gramophone