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The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book I, BWV 846-869

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Urtext edition

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Urtext edition. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Ernst-Gunter Heinemann. Piano (Harpsichord), 2-hands. Henle Music Folios. Pages: XIII and 121. Baroque. Collection (paper bound). Standard notation, fingerings, introductory text, performance notes and thematic index (does not include words to the songs). G. Henle #HN14. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480014).

Item Number: HL.51480014

With standard notation, fingerings, introductory text, performance notes and thematic index (does not include words to the songs). Baroque. 9x12 inches.

The world-famous pianist Andras 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 brand new revision of Part II (spring 2007). A detailed commentary rounds off the editions. 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.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • September 18, 2012 I was hooked!

    The minute I opened the package I was at my piano all day! I love this arrangement of the WTC! The notes are big enough to see and the picture of the great J.S. Bach in the book is a nice add, even the comments in the back are...

    really helpful, giving you a sense of what Bach done to the music!

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 05, 2011 Well-Tempered Clavier

    I bought books one and two in Henle Verlag also, and yes I feel they're reliable, but based on what "original" text? I personally like the Bischoff publication because it gives alternate notes-from different "original" texts--of what Bach may have intended; Verlag doesn't do this.

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • April 20, 2011 simply the best edition

    This edition, aside from being the most accurate in terms of content, is beautifully engraved with clear printing and perfectly spaced notes. It is so easy to read! I am attempting to learn the entire thing, which will be quite a pleasure with this edition. Everything is written so clearly...

    that you forget about the book itself and focus on the music you're playing. Bach's genius clearly shines through in this edition. The five-voice fugue in C# minor is possibly one of the greatest pieces ever written. I am also building my Henle-Bach collection (unfortunately, henle hasn't published the musical offering or the keyboard arrangements of concerti by other composers). This edition is totally worth the price.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Mount Airy, MD
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 26, 2009 Best edition of this work I've seen

    I have 3 editions of the WTC. Based on the recommendation of my teacher I purchased this one. It is the best.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Princeton, NJ
    Difficulty Level:
    Not sure
  • August 22, 2008 WTC, Part I

    Beautiful edition. I agree with another reviewer about the non-glare pages. Very easy to read.

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