Introducing Bach (His Life and Piano Literature). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Isabel Otero Bowen. For piano solo. Instructional Method. Late Elementary / Late Intermediate. Collection. 76 pages. Published by Ward Bowen (W2.W003).
ISBN 9781605307756. Instructional Method. .
This collection of 31 selected works and illustrated biography is appropriate for presenting students to their first works by Bach. The compositions were selected based on their pedagogical value, compiled mainly from Bach's collections of teaching pieces: the Notebook for Anna Magdalena and the Little Clavier Book for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, in addition to a few Little Preludes and other miscellaneous works. A "Guide to Playing Bach" has been included at the end of the book. Here a comprehensive yet straightforward explanation has been given to all stylistic and performance questions, such as dynamics, tempo, and ornamentation.