Frédéric Desenclos, student of Litaize and Isoir and assistant organist at the Chapelle Royale in Versailles, performs the preludes and fugues of the Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2, using two organs, one dating from 1723 and the other built in 1999.
The first twelve preludes and fugues are played at the Church of St. Étienne in Baïgorry in the Basque country of France. The organ was built in 1999 by the Alsatian firm Rémy Mahler and has 27 stops on two manuals and pedal.
The second dozen preludes and fugues are played on an organ built in 1723 by Verhofstad with further work done by Wolfferts in 1786, Heijneman in 1796, Naber in 1860 and Blank in 1986. It is of three manuals and pedal with 39 stops and is located in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands. This recording is in limited supply and will be discontinued when sold out.
J. S. BACH Well Tempered Clavier, Book 2