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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, Piano/Keyboard - 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). With 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

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.

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.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2016-08-29 01:52:01.0 Fugues with Fingerings

    You'll receive a meticulously (un)-edited and beautifully printed book from our trusted friends at Henle. Schiff's fingerings also leave a invaluable guide for generations of students to come. However, as a problem for all sheets with fingerings, voices are often broken when fingering choices dictate so. It...

    certainly makes the presentation of fugues with more than 3 parts less clear (cf Baerenreiter's verson) and might cause confusions to careless readers. Henle also publishes WTCs without fingerings.

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  • 5

    Banana
    Location:
    Mount Pleasant MI
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2016-05-25 20:49:36.0 Excellent collection

    My father owns this and volume II as well, I was pleased to find the exact book as my son was very keen to learn from the same book his grandfather has. It has an introduction by Heinemann and notes by Andras Schiff, who is apparently a celebrated pianist. So...

    far he loves to play from this.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2012-09-18 00:00:00.0 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

    Paul Dacus
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2011-12-05 00:00:00.0 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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    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2011-04-20 00:00:00.0 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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