J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: 48 Preludes and Fugues Book II

Books | Piano

Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

A monument in the history of Western music, The Well-Tempered Clavier represents not only the culmination of J. S. Bach's own maturation process but also the impetus for the emerging style and structure of modern Keyboard music. Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were influenced by its polyphonic richness and depth of harmony, and Schumann counseled young musicians to "make The Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread." Modern pianists can follow Schumann's advice with this new edition of an authoritative and long-out-of-print score that offers illuminating perspectives from a pair of eminent musical interpreters.

Book II of this two-volume set features Sir Donald Francis Tovey's analyses of 24 preludes and fugues, including suggestions for performance. In addition to commentaries by Tovey, a lauded Bach scholar and world-famous musicologist, the pieces are complemented by fingerings devised by Harold Samuel, a major Bach interpreter. Students, teachers, and professionals will appreciate this finely engraved and modestly priced version of Bach's enduring works.

Reprint of the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, 1924 edition.

ISBN: 9780486493701
Published on: 26 February 2014
No of pages: 208
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0486493709

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      Performance notes are sandwiched between each prelude/fugue pair
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