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Italian Concerto, French Overture, Four Duets, Goldberg Variations

Piano Solo

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Hardcover Edition Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Rudolf Steglich. Sheet Music. Clothbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 115. Classical. Hardcover. 119 pages. G. Henle #HN130. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480130).

Item Number: HL.51480130

ISBN 9790201801308. 9.5x12.5 inches.

The Clavierübung published in four sections belongs to the few works of Bach that he allowed to be printed during his lifetime. Part I, which appeared in print in 1731, contains the six Partitas; Parts II-IV were issued in 1735, 1739 and 1741/2. These are the parts that form the basis for the compilation that we find in this volume. The Italian Concerto and the French Overture constitute Part II and, in a way, serve as a kind of echo of French and Italian orchestral music of the time, here transposed to the keyboard. The Four Duets are contained in Part III of the Clavierübung, next to important works for the organ; however, since they are conceived for two parts, they are ideal for piano or harpsichord.

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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.

  • Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971 
  • Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 
  • Bach: Four Duets BWV 802-805 
  • Bach: French Overture BWV 831 
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