Friday, September 20, 2013

Kickstarter Campaign - Open Well-Tempered Clavier



German-Japanese pianist Kimiko Ishizaka is working with PARMA to release the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I on Navona Records next year and needs your help.

Ishizaka and her team (the minds behind the Open Goldberg Variations (http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org) have just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the Well-Tempered Clavier at the Teldex Studio in Berlin and it subsequent release with PARMA Recordings.

Kimiko Ishizaka
What makes this project special? The team at Open Goldberg's goal is to put this high-quality rendition of the Well-Tempered Clavier into the public domain.  In accordance with Musescore (http://musescore.org/), you will be able to follow along with each of the 48 pieces in real-time, literally watching the score move with the music.  The recording will be true to Bach's original compositions.

To promote these efforts, Kimiko is going on a 12 date European and US tour with each concert being live streamed via Google Hangouts.  Notable stops on the tour include the B√∂sendorfer Factory in Austria, the Prague Music Conservatory, and Pianoforte Foundation in Chicago IL.


Visit the Kickstarter page at http://kck.st/openwtc to learn more.


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