Six Partitas, BWV 825-830
First Part of the Clavier Übung
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Harpsichord - Sheet Music

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First Part of the Clavier Übung. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Edited by Ragna Schirmer and Richard Douglas Jones. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Edition without fingering see BA 5152. Performance score, anthology. BWV 825-830. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05247. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05247).

ISBN 9790006534944. 31 x 24.3 cm inches.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s “six partitas” BWV 825–830 represent the pinnacle of his keyboard suites. In the search for the greatest variety of stylistic and compositional techniques, the collection shows itself to have the status of a “musical art book”. In keeping with this, Bach had these most prestigious works printed at his own expense as Part I of the “Clavier Übung ”.

This expanded new edition takes into consideration not only the revised main text of the “six partitas” but also, for the first time evaluates printed copies known to have been used by Bach and his closest circle and copies made by his circle of pupils. These include annotations on ornamentation and valuable hints on performance practice which are invaluable for present-day musicians. This is the first extensive edition to take all existing sources into account. The editor is the British musicologist Richard Douglas Jones, well-known for his numerous discoveries and publications on Bach.

This edition of Bach's "Six Partitas" includes fingering by the renowned Bach interpreter Ragna Schirmer.

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- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

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