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J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Part 1 (Urtext)

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano Solo (PF)
Skill Level: Advanced - Explain this
Composer: J.S. Bach
Catalogue #: HN14


The Well-Tempered Clavier was the title given to the book of twenty-four preludes and fugues in all the major and minor keys, which was composed and compiled during Bach’s appointment in Kothen in 1722. Bach later wrote a further twenty-four preludes and fugues and so the forty-eight preludes and fugues eventually became collectively known as the Well-Tempered Clavier Parts 1 And 2.

Bach composed the Well-Tempered Clavier Part 1 ‘for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.’ Even today these forty-eight preludes and fugues remain a necessity to all advancing pianists wishing to develop, secure and perfect technique and technical control.

The Well-Tempered Clavier is a major work, of great breadth and depth and musical, aesthetic, and psychological diversity and complexity. This Urtext edition, edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann and fingered by Andras Schiff, provides you with an accurate realisation of the composer’s original intentions, with thorough and detailed editorial markings and suggestions.

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10 out of 10


Expensive but worth it! Thick paper and beautiful text that is easy to read. Only wish there was introductions written before each piece however there are pointers at the beginning of the book for all pieces. Would recommend!
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Confirmed purchase: 10 August 2015
Published on: 24 August 2015
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Penmaenmawr GB teacher and pupil
Correctness of notation. Unhampered by editors' individual interpretations
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Confirmed purchase: 22 September 2014
Published on: 07 October 2014

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Customer Rating A really good copy. Brings back some memories!
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Customer Rating For me the fingering in this edition is not great, but apart from that highly recommended edition - well presented.
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Customer Rating Very good but as I think another reviewer mentioned, I find myself changing some fingering too.

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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 128 pages
Language: English, French, German
Publisher: Henle Verlag
Editor: Ernst-Gunter Heinemann

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