The Well-Tempered Clavier - Revised Edition (Part II, BWV 870-893). By Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Yo Tomita. For piano (Piano). Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 136. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Hardcover. 184 pages. G. Henle #HN17. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480017).
The world-famous pianist AndrÃ¡s Schiff, a most familiar name to Bach fans on account of his complete recordings of Bach's piano works, has provided fingerings for both parts of the Well-Tempered Clavier. He discusses aspects of performance practice in a detailed preface. The basis for the musical text was Henle's revised edition of Part I published in 1997 and Yo Tomita's revision of Part II (spring 2007). The eminent Bach scholar Tomita discusses the complicated source situation of Part II in an extensive preface. A detailed commentary rounds off the edition. Both parts of the Well-Tempered Clavier are also available as Henle Urtext editions without fingerings and as study editions. This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 9-10.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.