Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I
Johann Sebastian Bach

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I

Ewa Poblocka

Label: Fryderyk Chopin Institute
Format: CD
Barcode: 5906395034208
Catalog number: NIFCCD 062
- Ewa Poblocka is already present in Chopin Institute catalogue with two Chopin recitals
- Here is the first book of Bach's greatest keyboard masterpiece: Well-Tempered Clavier.
- Recorded earlier this year 2018 on a modern instrument
Our knowledge of the history behind the composing of one of the most emblematic works in the œuvre of Johann Sebastian Bach, his Das Wohltemperierte Klavier (Book I, BWV 846–869; Book II, BWV 870–893), remains remarkably modest. Ernst Ludwig Gerber (1746–1819), author of Tonkünstlerlexicon, a lexicon of musical artists that was highly popular in his day, noted there in 1790: ‘according to a certain tradition, he wrote his Tempered Clavier (consisting of fugues and preludes, some of them very intricate, in all the 24 keys) in a place where ennui, boredom, and the absence of any kind of musical instrument forced him to resort to this pastime.’
EWA POBŁOCKA is one of the Polish most distinguished pianists. She studied at the Music Academy in Gdansk, and is the holder of top awards from piano competitions in Vercelli, Bordeaux and Warsaw. Ewa Pobłocka has performed throughout most of Europe, as well as both North and South America, Singapore, Korea, Japan, and Australia, appearing in such famous venues as the Herkules-Saal in Munich, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, New York's Lincoln Center and Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. 

She has given concert performances with, among others, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bayerisher Rudfunkorchester, Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstlerorchester, Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, Polish Chamber Orchestra and the Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowice.
She has been broadcasted widely and recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Grüner§Jahr, VICTOR JVC, Pony Canyon, Polskie Nagrania MUZA, KOS Records, Conifer Records, CD ACCORD and BeArTon. Her recorded interpretation of Lutosławski's Piano Concerto under the direction of the composer was named "Record of the Year '96" by the monthly magazine "Studio", and for her recording of Field's complete Nocturnes she was awarded the John Field Medal. Her CD with the Piano Concertos by Andrzej Panufnik, Witold Lutosławski and Paweł Szymański with the Polish National Philharmonic Orchestra under Kazimierz Kord (edited by CD Accord) received the title of "The Record of the Year '98" and the award of the Polish Board of Phonography FRYDERYK '98. Also her recording of the Songs by Mieczysław Karłowicz with Jadwiga Rappé (edited by CD Accord) was awarded by FRYDERYK '98. Her most recent recordings are the Chopin's complete Mazurkas, Fantasia on the Polish Airs Op. 2 with Sinfonia Varsovia under Jacek Kaspszyk (world premiere recording based on the Polish National Edition edited by Jan Ekier) for BeArTon, Bach's complete Partitas and Faure's complete Nocturnes for VICTOR JVC.
Ewa Pobłocka also enjoys performing chamber music in which field she works with the singers as Ewa Podleś, Jadwiga Rappé and Olga Pasichnyk, as well as with violinist Piotr Pławner and the Silesian String Quartet.