The Well Tempered Clavier Of J. S. Bach is an excellent and professional presented, "user friendly" handbook for keyboard teachers and performers of J.S. Bach's pieces for the clavier. Laurette Goldberg applies her considerable experience and expertise to acquaint the reader with the keyboard instruments and harmonic system of Bach's era; the history of the prelude and fugue forms; Bach's performance practice; and more. Very highly recommended, even essential, for the student of Bach's work, The Well Tempered Clavier Of J. S. Bach is enhanced with a brief teacher's guide; the original eleven preludes from the WFB Notebook; character of preludes; articulation of the Fugue Subjects; Key Symbolism; a glossary of terms; discography; and a brief bibliography for further study.
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