English Suites (Deutscher Musikeditionspreis 1998). Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Walther Dehnhard. Arranged by Walther Dehnhard. For piano. Deutscher Musikeditionspreis 1998. Baroque. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Full score. Standard notation. 152 pages. Published by Wiener Urtext/Vienna Urtext (PR.UT050060).
ISBN 978-3-85055-060-4. With Standard notation. Baroque.
This new Wiener Urtext Edition of J.S. Bach's English Suites addresses particularly the problematic question of extinct secondary sources. With Bach's autograph no longer surviving, the edition attempts to extract the original text from a plethora of manuscript copies by means of detailed comparisons and deduction. The edition attempts to amend passages that appear to be corrupted in all available sources and by careful reasoning bring them closer to Bach's probable intentions. All editorial decisions are documented in an extensive critical commentary, with the aim of enabling the readers to conduct their own critical evaluation of the musical text. Indispensable notes on authentic performance practice contain valuable information for the performer.
This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 8-10.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.