A Matter Of Temperament

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Pianist David Owen Norris untangles some of the complexities surrounding the science of tuning, investigating why temperament is so important to musicians specialising in historical tuning and exploring whether, in writing `The Well-Tempered Clavier', Bach destroyed the distinctive character of each musical key.

With contributions from Roderick Swanston, Richard Boothby and John Butt.