This informed assessment of the genius of Bach's works can be applied with greatest accuracy to The Well-Tempered Clavier. This highly influential work is monumental in the history of Western music. It represents not only the culmination of Bach's own maturation process, but also the galvanization of the emerging style and structure of modern keyboard music.
The grace and fecundity of The Well-Tempered Clavier have thrilled audiences, musicians, and composers for centuries. Mozart, when rapidly advancing to the height of his mastery, had but to read a manuscript copy of The Well-Tempered Clavier and his style developed a new polyphonic richness and depth of harmony. Beethoven studied all the accessible works of Bach profoundly (including The Well-Tempered Clavier) and frequently quoted them in his sketchbooks, often with direct bearing on his own works. Chopin is nowhere more characteristic than when he shows his love of The Well-Tempered Clavier in his Etudes and Preludes. It was Schumann who, in a series of maxims for young musicians, said "Make The Well-Tempered Clavier your daily bread."
This remarkable volume contains all 48 preludes and fugues, from Books I and II, in all major keys, reproduced directly from the authoritative Bach-Gesellschaft edition. The fine engraving is beautiful, clear, and easy to read. These elegant pieces, which vary in difficulty, are available complete in one low-cost, convenient Dover edition.
All selections have been re-recorded by Ben Bolt on the released companion audio as of December 15, 2005. Audio download available online.
Kalmus Editions are primarily reprints of Urtext Editions, reasonably priced and readily available. They are a must for students, teachers, and performers.
The renowned Bach-Gesellschaft, founded in 1850 to collect, edit, and publish all the known works of J. S. Bach, devoted fifty years to its monumental task. It succeeded so well in tracking down Bach's heritage, establishing authenticity, and transcribing accurate texts that it still remains the primary source for Bach's music., Unfortunately, it has always been a fantastically expensive publication, accessible only in the largest libraries.
This volume reprints in full, directly from the Bach-Gesellschaft volumes, important keyboard music. It contains the full texts of the Six English Suites, the Six French Suites, Six Partitas from the Clavierübung, the Goldberg Variations, and the Two- and Three-Part Inventions and Sinfonias,
The music has been reproduced in large, clear type, directly from the original editions, for maximum clarity. Designed as a playing edition, it will be a necessary book to every performer on the harpsichord or piano, every music student and musicologist, as well as to serious music listeners.
* 1 ��� Chorus
* 2 ��� Recitative (Tenor)
* 3 ��� Duet
* 4 ��� Chorale
* 5 ��� Recitative (Bass)
* 6 ��� Duet
* 7 ��� Chorale
This edition of J. S. Bach's masterpieces for solo violin, artfully transcribed for classical guitar by renowned performer, recording artist, and pedagogue Nicholas Goluses, is an essential addition to any classical guitarist's library. Including a thoughtful, scholarly preface on the art of transcribing Bach for the guitar, drawn from Goluses' doctoral dissertation, studying this edition will be edifying for any serious classical guitarist. Goluses' approach to putting these pieces on the guitar, and his thoughtful fingerings, will help overcome the complexities of playing this important and challenging music.
STB soli, SATB Chorus / Piano
As Ben Bolt studied with both Andres Segovia and Abel Carlevaro, you can rest assured that this book will set you on the straight and narrow path to authoritative classic guitar technique.
* Principles of Study and Guidance
* Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star Variations (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Lightly Row (Folk Song)
* Song of the Wind (Folk Song)
* Go Tell Aunt Rhody (Folk Song)
* O Come, Little Children (Folk Song)
* May Song (Folk Song)
* Long, Long Ago (T.H. Bayly)
* Allegro (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Perpetual Motion (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Allegretto (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Andantino (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Etude (Shinichi Suzuki)
* Minuet 1, Minuett III from Suite in G Minor for Klavier, BWV 822 (J.S. Bach)
* Minuet 2, Minuet, BWV Anh. II 116 from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (J.S. Bach)
* Minuet 3, Minuet BWV Anh. II 114/Anh. III 183 (J.S. Bach)
* The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 10 (R. Schumann)
* Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)
Revised edition features:
* New engravings
* New editing of pieces, including bowings and fingerings
* Additional exercises, some from Dr. Suzuki, plus additional insight and suggestions for teachers
* Glossary of terms in English, French, German and Spanish
* Musical notation guide
* Fingerboard position
* New photos
This complete edition combines all of the essential instructional material from Books 1, 2, and 3 of Alfred's Basic Guitar Method. Written in standard notation, it guides guitarists through the basics of playing the guitar using rock, blues, country, and folk music. In addition, techniques such as bending, sliding, the hammer-on, and the pull-off are covered.
Escrito totalmente en Espa¤ol, Quiero Tocar el Acorde¢n, del reconocido autor Victor M. Barba, es el mejor libro para aprender a tocar acorde¢n de botones de tres hileras. Contiene muchos adornos de introducciones y finales, escalasdobles y sencillas canciones originales, y ritmos de todo tipo- incluyendo norte¤o, corrido, cumbia, grupera y ms. Cada ejemplo y canci¢n viene con los nombres de las notas para hacerlo ms facil, y tiene un sistema totalmente nuevo detablatura y grfica para acorde¢n de tres hileras. Junto con el online audio, podrs aprender muy facil y rpido. Sin tanto que leer y con muchos ejemplos para tocar, Quiero Tocar el Acorde¢n forma parte £nico de la serie Easy Music School y Mel Bay Publications. Incluye online audio con todos los ejemplos.