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What is WTC? #1890413 05/03/12 10:09 AM
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I literally keep seeing WTC1 and WTC2 (and more) but all I can think about is 9/11. What is WTC?

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Re: What is WTC? [Re: nocturne152] #1890416 05/03/12 10:12 AM
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You're embarrassing us Chopin maniacs. ha


BTW, google "WTC" together with the other key word in the 1st post on that thread.

The fact that people are talking about "Book 1" and "Book 2" should help too. smile

Re: What is WTC? [Re: nocturne152] #1890422 05/03/12 10:20 AM
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I think that it really should be WTK, I never really understood why they don't translate Klavier from German to be Keyboard in English. Then, the acronym works in both languages: Wohltemperierte Klavier, or Well Tempered Keyboard (not Clavier).

Re: What is WTC? [Re: Mark_C] #1890423 05/03/12 10:21 AM
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What's a Google?...


Just messin!.. Well-Tempered Clavier?? What is THAT?? LOL

Re: What is WTC? [Re: nocturne152] #1890428 05/03/12 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by lostaccato
Well-Tempered Clavier?? What is THAT?? LOL
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Re: What is WTC? [Re: nocturne152] #1890441 05/03/12 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by lostaccato
Just messin!....

I don't get it. smile

Re: What is WTC? [Re: slava_richter] #1890454 05/03/12 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by s.t.richter
I think that it really should be WTK, I never really understood why they don't translate Klavier from German to be Keyboard in English. Then, the acronym works in both languages: Wohltemperierte Klavier, or Well Tempered Keyboard (not Clavier).


Actually, this isn't correct. The original spelling that Bach used was Clavier -- see the manuscript here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dwtk-titlepage.jpg

Bach in those days (ha ha), spelling wasn't yet standardized to "K". Just like the Partitas were Clavier-ubung, the original WTC was indeed WTC.

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Originally Posted by s.t.richter
I think that it really should be WTK, I never really understood why they don't translate Klavier from German to be Keyboard in English. Then, the acronym works in both languages: Wohltemperierte Klavier, or Well Tempered Keyboard (not Clavier).


Actually, this isn't correct. The original spelling that Bach used was Clavier -- see the manuscript here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dwtk-titlepage.jpg

Bach in those days (ha ha), spelling wasn't yet standardized to "K". Just like the Partitas were Clavier-ubung, the original WTC was indeed WTC.

smile


I didn't know that, thanks for the info!


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