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The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume I by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. For solo piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Piano Collection. Baroque. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Book. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. 224 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.2098C).
ISBN 0882848313. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text. Baroque. 9x12 inches.
A most impressive 220-page edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and 24 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. Volume I of "The Well-Tempered Clavier" has been updated with a new "look" to match Volume II. This essential masterpiece is a "must-have" for all pianists.
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.
Location: from Corpus Christi, TX
November 5, 2012
80's vs 2012 edition.
Timeless music. The 2012 edition that I bought is spiral bound, making page turns faster. The fingerings are in dark print. In the 1980's editions, that I own, even the page numbers are the same, but it is hard bound, and light colored fingerings. OK, I guess, if you are...
9 of 14 people found this review helpful.
Location: from New Jersey
April 3, 2009
Useful edition of some of the best piano music ever
Learn Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (Book 1) and you will have reached a critical milestone in keyboard music. Played best on a harpsichord (unless you're Glenn Gould), these pieces never fail to instruct and delight. This version is bright and clear, with numerous footnotes referencing alternate autograph versions, and the spiral...
30 of 48 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Marysville, WA
December 29, 2008
a must for the well-rounded pianist
This book is well edited and the material is fabulous. Bach is a must for every pianist who wants the ultimate finger control in their playing, and this book will get you well on your way there.
26 of 45 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Fargo ND
June 19, 2008
I'd been struggling through the first fugue in an ancient Bischoff edition and was really frustrated trying to figure out the fingering from the few suggestions given. Additionally the notes were small, slightly blurred, and squashed together - a real difficulty for a senior student. I'd been pleased with Palmer's...
45 of 63 people found this review helpful.