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Goldberg Variations

Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano, Piano/Keyboard - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ralph Kirkpatrick. Piano Large Works. Baroque. Collection. Performance notes and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). BWV 988. 83 pages. G. Schirmer #LB1980. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481953).

Item Number: HL.50481953
ISBN 0793522455. With performance notes and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). Baroque. 9x12 inches.

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  • 5

    Location:
    NY NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • July 07, 2012 Great resource

    I bought this edition based on previous reviews and I am exceedingly satisfied.

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  • 3

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    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 07, 2008 No fingering

    The material is all there; great variations, but there is no fingering, so you have to figure out yourself.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Waltham, MA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • June 20, 2008 Standard edition of a subtle piece

    Besides the music, this edition includes interesting background information, including hints about tempi for each variation and discussions of the keyboard figures used in Baroque music. The Goldberg Variations are at first glance not very difficult to play, yet they are extraordinarily subtle and reveal great beauty and challenges in...

    timing with increased familiarity. They require a combination of strict adherence to tempo with a great need and opportunity for knowledgeable musical expression. Binding is "perfect binding", which is difficult to use with the piano, yet for some reason has always been standard for all Schirmer editions. You may find it convenient to cut the pages apart and rebind them using spiral or loose-leaf binding.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Nevada
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • June 16, 2008 Technical

    Beautiful music with good layout - pretty technical as you progress through the variations, and you can certainly see that it would be easier to play on two keyboards...but well worth the effort.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 15, 2008 This edition was good enough for Gould

    Glenn Gould used this edition and it is probably the best available, even better than the urtext edition and cheaper too. The person who wrote the review of the "songs" in this edition is completely wrong. This work of art is far from a song cycle; and it's level...

    of difficulty is beyond intermediate- early advanced. This is a very challenging work to master. Highly recommended!

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