Bach, Johann Sebastian (Wolff) Clavier Buchlein & Anna Magdelena Notebooks, 1722 & 1725

Piano Composer Folios

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (Wolff)

    Clavier Buchlein & Anna Magdelena Notebooks, 1722 & 1725 (Wolff)

    Baroque. In 1721 a 20-year-old soprano employed at the princely court in Koethen married the court's Kapellmeister, set to become the greatest composer of the age. As his second wife she married into a young family with four children, and a busy household filled with music. The music book that Johann Sebastian Bach presented to his new wife Anna Magdalena in 1722, and replaced more lavishly in 1725, treats us to a tantalizing glimpse inside this unique family, allowing us to sit beside Bach as acomposer, teacher, husband and father. Over the years, these notebooks became a place for the family to share instructional exercises, favourite pieces - by Bach and other composers - to play or sing, early composition efforts from the children, and first versions of some of Bach's more ambitious keyboard works.

    Drawn from Christoph Wolff's new and cutting-edge scholarly edition of the complete Anna Magdalena Notebooks, Edition Peters is proud to present a new volume of shorter and easier pieces from the notebooks, perfect for practical use by students of all ages and their teachers. -the publisher

    • Category: Piano Composer Folios
    • Item: 129770
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    • Price: $16.95

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