Johann Sebastian Bach

Das wohltemperierte Clavier Buch I BWV 846-869 [ca.1720-1739]. Autograph Facsimiles

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 [ca.1720-1739]. Autograph Facsimiles
Berlin, 2018, 21 x 29 cm, ii, 76 + 87 (facsimiles),  3 pp.

Beautiful full color facsimile—published for the first time—of the both surviving MSS of the WTC I: MS Bach P 202 (contemporary ms copy) and MS Bach P 415 (autograph). The first source, also known as the “Müllersches Manuscript” (c.1740-1760) is in the hand of Carl Heinrich Ernst Müller, Anna Magdalena Bach, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Wilhelm Friedmann Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach and one unknown scribe. The second source, the well-known autograph P 415, is wholly in the hand of JS Bach. Because of the chronological closeness of the Müllerschen MS along with the authority of its excellent copyists, comparison against Bach’s version provides a wealth of information for performance practice. Where Bach’s autograph is missing Fugue no.13 and the Prelude no.14 a new modern edition by Johannes Gebauer has been inserted. Wrappers. $86

Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I


Overview of Contents (prepared by OMI)
WTC I, contents P 202 (click image to view P 415)
WTC Book 1, Prelude no.5 (Anna Magdalena Bach)
Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, no.5 (AM Bach)

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