Bach -- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1 composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For Piano. Book; CD; Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork CD Edition. Baroque; Masterwork. Advanced. 224 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41426).
ISBN 073909856X. Baroque; Masterwork.
A most impressive edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and fugues were painstakingly researched over a period of 10 years, using the most important original manuscript sources. Baroque scholar Willard A. Palmer's thorough introduction discusses fugal construction, articulation and other aspects of performance interpretation. This essential masterpiece is a must-have for all pianists. Also included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos Label. Titles: The complete Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume I. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.