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Italian Concerto, BWV 971

With fingerings

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
With fingerings. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Walter Emery and Renate Kretschmar-Fischer. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Performance score. BWV 971. 23 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05244. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05244).

Item Number: BA.BA05244

ISBN 9790006531967. 31 x 24.3 cm inches.

The popular work known today as the Italian Concerto was published as Part 2 of Johann Sebastian Bach's Clavier- Ubung in 1735, together with the Overture in B minor (BWV 831). Publications of music were a rarity in those days, and it stands to reason that Bach would select only pieces he found superior and representative. Originally written for a two-manual harpsichord, this music with its terrace dynamics alternating between piano and forte also reveals its full beauty when played on a modern piano where the lively interchange between the soloist and an imaginary orchestral tutti is successfully imitated.

This edition presents the Urtext of the"New Bach Edition"at the cutting edge of Bach scholarship. The fingerings have been added by Renate Kretschmar -Fischer, an internationally renowned pianist and teacher, offering valuable suggestions for study and lessons. Rounding off this volume is an informative introduction discussing the work's genesis, source tradition as well as fingering on the modern piano.

- Urtext of the"New Bach Edition"
- Pragmatic fingerings
- Informative introduction

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    TG Landon
    san antonio, tx
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  • August 22, 2012 Clean sheet music

    This publisher has print that is very easy on the eye. Clean easy to read notes, is urtext, plus great fingering without the clutter. It is a most beautiful copy of this awesome Bach Concerto.

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