12 Polonaises
Piano Solo
by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

Item Number: 3767302
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12 Polonaises
Piano Solo
by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Piano Solo - Sheet Music

Item Number: 3767302
4.5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

SKU: HL.51480485

Piano Solo. Composed by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Edited by Andreas Bö and hnert. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: IX and 31. Classical. Softcover. 40 pages. G. Henle #HN485. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480485).

ISBN 9790201804859. UPC: 884088176785. 9.25x12.25x0.113 inches.

The polonaise was a fashionable dance form not only in Chopin and Liszt's time, for Johann Sebastian Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann had already brought this Polish national dance to a high-point. His twelve Polonaises were so popular in his time that they survive in numerous manuscripts, meaning that today's pianists can enjoy these most successful of W.F. Bach's piano compositions. Colorful and effective, they ascend stepwise through the keys, with a polonaise in the major and one in the minor juxtaposed in each case. The pieces are sensitive and expressive, and Bach is clearly setting off along the path to the character piece with these Polonaises. He probably played them on the clavichord, the delicate and favoured instrument of this time of sensibility.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Polonaise, C major (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, C minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, D minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, D major (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, E flat major (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, E flat minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, E minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, F major (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, F minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, G major (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, G minor (Piano solo)
  • Polonaise, E major (Piano solo)