Well-tempered Clavier is a two-volume composition of preludes and fugues by J. S. Bach written in all minor and major keys (24 per book). Johann Sebastian Bach composed the first book in 1722 (in Köthen) and the second one in 1742 (Leipzig).
The best Bach sheet music editions for piano are Henle G. Verlag and Barenreiter Urtext. They are accurate (Barenreiter has the edge in this regard) and easy to find. Prices vary so shop around.
Best Piano Sheet Music Editions How to choose best classical piano sheet music editions? The sheer number of available sheet music editions of classical piano repertoire can be overwhelming. Selecting an inappropriate one can result in: Below is a comparison between four editions of Bach’s Invention No. 1, Bar 1: Differences are dramatic! Urtext vs … Read more
Practicing piano scales – four advanced exercises Today’s article expands on the two previous posts regarding technical practice methods (How to practice Hanon Exercises and Improving piano scales) by introducing four advanced exercises for practicing piano scales. The word ‘advanced exercise’ is not used here because only more advanced pianists will be able to benefit … Read more