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

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Catalogue No: HN14
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
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.
ISBN: 9790201800141
Skill Level: Advanced Explain this
No of pages: 128
Language: English, French, German
Publisher: Henle Verlag
 
     
       

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        Scores 9.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
        9 out of 10

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        Vilnius GB
        +
        Beautiful engraving
        Fingering is peculiar (e.g. using 1-5 for a small interval, like a third or second). Hard to understand distribution of voices between the hands in the fugues (but I guess they stuck to Bach's placement of voices in the staves)
        Confirmed purchase: 07 September 2016
        Published on: 26 September 2016

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        10 out of 10

        Philip

        Salisbury GB
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        Very clear print
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        Confirmed purchase: 27 November 2015
        Published on: 08 January 2016
        10 out of 10

        Kristina

        Bradford on Avon GB
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        Wonderfully laid out, great fingering
        Nothing!
        Confirmed purchase: 02 December 2015
        Published on: 07 January 2016

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        4
        Very good but as I think another reviewer mentioned, I find myself changing some fingering too.
        Anonymous - (North East )
        4
        For me the fingering in this edition is not great, but apart from that highly recommended edition - well presented.
        Anonymous - (Guernsey)
        5
        A really good copy. Brings back some memories!
        Anonymous - (Barnsley, United Kingdom)