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Works for Piano, Volumes 1-4

By George Frideric Handel

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Composed by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759). Edited by Peter Northway, Rudolf Steglich, and Terence Best. This edition: urtext edition. Paperback. Barenreiter Urtext. Special edition for the Handel memorial year 2009. Performance score, anthology. 375 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA04262. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA04262).

Item Number: BA.BA04262

ISBN 9790006532612. 31 x 24.2 cm inches.

To mark the Handel Year 2009 Barenreiter is offering a special set on all Handel's keyboard music. Up till now all works have been published as individual volumes Keyboard Works I-IV (BA 4221-4224) in theHalle Handel Edition.

These volumes encompass Handel's output over a long period spanning
approx. 1705 to 1750.
Volumes I and II include both collections of suites (1720 and 1733) which the composer himself saw to print. These standout in terms of their compositional demands and are a testimony to Handel's sometimes idiosyncratic treatment of the Baroque form. Volumes III and IV contain all the other individual surviving pieces and miscellaneous suites.

The edition, based on the Urtext of theHalle Handel Edition, has been edited by the internationally-renowned Handel scholar Terence Best. The music text in each volume, which also takes into consideration alternative versions of individual pieces, is accompanied by a detailed foreword on the history of the compositions, transmission and performance practice.

- Special set price for the Handel Year 2009
- Urtext based on theHalle Handel Edition
- Comprehensive edition of Handel's keyboard works
- Detailed introductory text with notes on performance practice (Ger/Eng)
- Based on the latest Handel research findings

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- 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
- A Critical Commentary explaining all source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


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