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Bach -- The Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume 1

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano - Advanced
Volume 1. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork CD Edition. Baroque; Masterwork. Book; CD. 224 pages. Alfred Music #00-41426. Published by Alfred Music (AP.41426).

Item Number: AP.41426

ISBN 9780739098561. English.

A most impressive edition of the first volume of "The Well-Tempered Clavier," these 24 preludes and fugues were painstakingly researched over a period of 10 years, using the most important original manuscript sources. Baroque scholar Willard A. Palmer's thorough introduction discusses fugal construction, articulation and other aspects of performance interpretation. This essential masterpiece is a must-have for all pianists. Also included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos Label. Titles: The complete Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Volume I. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

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  • May 19, 2014 A Scholarly Edition of Bach's WTC Book 1

    This is a fine volume. The music is well presented and readable, and editorial marks are clearly indicated. The notes and other material (such as alternate passages and explanations of ornaments) are interesting and helpful for understanding the music. The included recordings of the WTC are played skillfully by Jen...

    ő Jandó on two discs. (They're well worth the few extra dollars you spend on this version over the CD-less one!) The spiral-like binding is fairly sturdy and is certainly easier to deal with than a normal book binding. Overall, highly recommended.

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