Open Well-Tempered Clavier: Comm-Press, Hamburg Germany

“Since the announcement of this project, I’ve had a lot of people ask me why PARMA, a commercial recording company and record label parent, would support a project that is in some ways antithetical to the company’s mission and that of the industry as a whole,”

says Bob Lord, CEO of PARMA Recordings.

“But our company’s mission isn’t to sell music, it is to bring great art to new listeners, and lowering the barrier to entry is a key component of that mission.  There shouldn’t be any ‘rules of engagement’ when it comes to listening to music, and I believe this project will highlight that point.”

If you have not heard about the Open Well-Tempered Clavier project, now is the time to learn about it. Kimiko Ishizaka and the Open Well-Tempered Clavier team will travel to Hamburg Germany tomorrow for the 6th concert on their European and US tour. 
Kimiko will be performing and recording Book 1 of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier at Teldex Studios in Berlin later this year. The high-quality score and recording will be placed into the public domain so that those interested in hearing these groundbreaking piano works may listen and study for free.
Tune into the Google Live Stream tomorrow at 1:00 PM EST to catch Kimiko.  You can access the stream below:

The project is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign right now.  The campaign is looking to do more than just “set Bach free,” it is looking to help create over 50,000 scores for the visually impaired.

Interested in learning more?  Check out the Kickstarter below.


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