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Goldberg variations BWV 988

Piano Solo

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano solo (Piano) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Rudolf Steglich. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Baroque. Collection (softcover). With introductory text and performance notes. 62 pages. G. Henle #HN159. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480159).

Item Number: HL.51480159

9x12 inches.

The “Goldberg” Variations are without a doubt the most important piano cycle of the 18th century. Only Beethoven's “Diabelli” Variations from the 19th century can be compared to them as far their far-reaching significance is concerned. Bach's own manuscript might not have survived, but the corrected first printing of the “Aria mit verschiedenen Veraenderungen vors Clavicimbal mit 2 Manualen” (thus the title) has done so. This first edition serves as the primary source for our edition; furthermore the musical text was compared to other sources as, for example, with Bach's own record of the “Aria” (not yet referred to as such) in the little notebook for Anna Magdalena .

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • 4

    Jeff
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2014-09-24 08:05:22.0 For piano

    The fingering favors long legato lines, which is more native to the modern piano than the harpsichord. If you are a harpsichordist with a 2-manual instrument available, consider the Wiener Urtext edited by Christoph Wolf and fingered by harpsichordist Huguette Dreyfus. It costs a little less but the print...

    and layout are just as good.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2010-08-14 00:00:00.0 Decent edition

    Nice spacing, excellent quality for your money. Not the biggest fan of Henle, but this edition is worth it.

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  • 5

    Rachel Fitzpatrick
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2010-05-18 00:00:00.0 Henle comes in #1

    Superb edition for keyboard players. Highly recommended for anyone pursuing serious study in this wonderful piece. Works well for both harpsichord and piano.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Springfield, MO
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2009-04-15 00:00:00.0 Henle Editions Set Pace for Advanced Piano Music

    There is no contest for best editions of piano music. This edition of Bach's Goldberg Variations is THE edition for serious musicians who want to challenge themselves. My daughter is still taking lessons in her 50s, so there is no doubt in my mind that she is serious (though...

    certainly an amateur) and for her birthday nothing but the best is good enough.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
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  • 2009-03-16 00:00:00.0 Great

    Enjoyed playing these pieces.

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