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The Well-Tempered Clavier - Book II, BWV 870-893

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Urtext edition

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano solo (Piano) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Das Wohltemperierte Klavier - Urtext edition. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Yo Tomita. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 136. Baroque. Collection (paper bound). With standard notation, fingerings, introductory text and thematic index (does not include words to the songs). G. Henle #HN16. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480016).

Item Number: HL.51480016

ISBN 9790201800165. 9x12 inches.

The world-famous pianist Andras Schiff, a most familiar name to Bach fans on account of his complete recordings of Bach's piano works, has provided fingerings for both parts of the Well-Tempered Clavier. He discusses aspects of performance practice in a detailed preface. The basis for the musical text was Henle's revised edition of Part I published in 1997 and Yo Tomita's brand new revision of Part II (spring 2007). The eminent Bach scholar Tomita discusses the complicated source situation of Part II in an extensive preface. A detailed commentary rounds off the edition. Both parts of the Well-Tempered Clavier are also available as Henle Urtext editions without fingerings and as study editions.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 9-10.

About Henle Urtext

What I can expect from Henle Urtext editions:

  • error-free, reliable musical texts based on meticulous musicological research - fingerings and bowings by famous artists and pedagogues
  • preface in 3 languages with information on the genesis and history of the work 
  • Critical Commentary in 1 – 3 languages with a description and evaluation of the sources and explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions 
  • most beautiful music engraving 
  • page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them 
  • excellent print quality and binding 
  • largest Urtext catalogue world-wide 
  • longest Urtext experience (founded 1948 exclusively for "Urtext" editions)

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • July 18, 2021 Great Quality Purchase!

    It came in the mail practically perfect, the fingering choices written in are a bit strange at time, but the score is printed at very high quality.

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  • 5

    Richard
    Location:
    New York
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • October 01, 2020 Excellent edition

    The is version is beautiful printed and spaced, typical of Henle editions. That actually inspires more playing and practice. The fingering, by the outstanding pianist Andras Schiff, is very helpful. I sometimes thing that alternative fingerings would be a contribution, as everybody's hands are different!

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  • 5

    pbasq
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • December 22, 2017 Essential Bach

    As usually the case with Henle editions, a beautifully printed and authoritative text. The Schiff fingerings are extremely helpful, and the clarity of the print layout is a big plus. Strongly recommended to every musician and music-lover.

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  • 5

    Reviewerman
    Difficulty Level:
    Beginner
  • February 03, 2015 Terrible.

    This literally was worse than Meghan Fox's acting in transformers

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Noah
    Location:
    Corner Brook, NL
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • November 12, 2012 Worth every penny!

    Helen, you done it again, a stupendous choice for Bach fans everywere! The A Minor Prelude and Fugue are probably my favorite out of the '48' Such a wild Fugue, almost like im being surrounded by a pack of wolves, but in the end I win the battle. All in...

    all, a great edition for Bach players!

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    21 of 38 people found this review helpful.
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