Piano Lessons by Johann Sebastian Bach edited by Heinz Walter [pno]
16 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 72 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-16972-8 | Softcover
The pieces contained in the present volume provide a link between the easy, dance-like movements contained in the Anna Magdalena Bach Book and the two-part inventions. The text corresponds very largely to that of the original source; missing dynamic and tempo markings must be supplied by the player himself in accordance with the character of each piece. The training of the student’s feeling for style must begin here, his technical capabilities being taken into account. The occasionally simplified ornaments can also be treated in this manner. The fingerings are intended as suggestions for small hands; they must, of course, be adapted to the particular player’s hands, taking tempo and phrasing into consideration.
The editor has attempted to solve the problems of phrasing and articulation by means of his own suggestions, but without cluttering the text too much. Various alternative solutions (as indicated in no. 3) are possible, and should – insofar as they make musical sense- be realized in practice. By independently choosing a phrasing and writing it into the music himself, the student improves his unterstanding of the polyphonic structure and the form.
Heinz Walter, Salzburg, Spring 1977
|Prelude in G Major - BWV 902|
|Prelude in D Minor - BWV 926|
|Prelude in F Major - BWV 927|
|Prelude in C Minor - BWV 934|
|Prelude in D Minor - BWV 935|
|Prelude in E Major - BWV 937|