Bibliophile performing edition based on the Urtext New Bach Edition (Hardback).
Landscape format 20.5cm high x 26.7cm wide
This special edition recreates the most eloquent relic of Anna Magdalena Bach, the Kavierbüchlein begun in 1725. In this edition Barenreiter have tried to reproduce its format and appearance so as to convey with the very first impression some idea of the original’s charm. The binding is of sea-green parchment, on the front cover the initials A M B and the date 1725 are in gold.
Bach himself started the collection with two big partitas as a form of dedication and it was left to the owner to decide what else to include. The result is a patchwork of pieces by various composers, many copied in Anna Magdalena's impressive handwriting, including works by Bach's sons.
This edition includes several facsimile pages, a comprehensive preface by Georg von Dadelsen (German/English), and notes on the pieces (German/English).