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Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge

  • for piano
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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Editor: Ulrich LeisingerMichael Behringer
  • Table of contents:
    Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge mit Frühfassung BWV 903a und der aus dem Umkreis Forkels überlieferten Fassung BWV 903, BWV 903a
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue for piano | UT50161

  • Edition type: urtext edition
  • Series: Wiener Urtext Edition
  • Grade: 5-7
  • Edition info: Edited from the sources and commentary by Ulrich Leisinger / Fingering and comments on interpretation by Michael Behringer with the early version BWV 903a and with a edition out of the locality of Forkel
  • Format: 23.1 × 30.3 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-85055-597-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-50057-191-9
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This new Wiener Urtext Edition presents Bach's Chromatic Fantasy not just in the traditional form but contains two additional versions, one late and one early. The early version is based on sources previously ignored and the late version is thought to be probably a late revision by Bach himself. The introduction and critical commentary give a detailed history and further background detail. The performance notes provide information for stylistically correct interpretation on the harpsichord as well as on the piano.

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  • Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge mit Frühfassung BWV 903a und der aus dem Umkreis Forkels überlieferten Fassung BWV 903, BWV 903a


"Eine so hervorragende Urtextausgabe findet man selten. Für den 14 Seiten umfassenden Notentext wurden allein 23 verschiedene Quellen bemüht (...) Desweiteren ist der kritische Bericht (eigentlich sind es derer drei - jeweils einer für den Haupttext und die beiden ebenfalls abgedruckten Frühfassungen) nicht allein ungewöhnlich umfangreich und informativ, auch Michael Behringers Hinweise zur Interpretation sind eine wahre Fundgrube an Anregungen und Ideen." Piano News 3/99

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