Cantata No. 45, Richard Egarr WTC II

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Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp, from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier - Richard Egarr, harpsichord

Trio Sonata in E-flat, BWV 525 - Ton Koopman, organ (Arp Schnitger organ at St.-Jacobi-Kirche, Hamburg)

Cantata BWV 45 Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist - Robin Tyson, alto;  Christoph Genz, tenor;  Brindley Sherratt, bass;  Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Preludes and Fugues in C-sharp and E, from Book II of The Well-Tempered Clavier - Richard Egarr, harpsichord

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