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Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue D minor BWV 903 and 903a

Piano Solo

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Klaus Ronnau and Georg Von Dadelsen. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Including a revised version BWV 903a by Bach. rec. FRSM since 2005: FRSM -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: recommended. Classical. Softcover. 20 pages. G. Henle #HN163. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480163).

Item Number: HL.51480163

ISBN 9790201801636. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903 and 903a is one of his most fascinating works. It was apparently already greatly admired during his lifetime, for it survives in numerous copies which present some occasionally very different versions, especially in the Fantasy. Bach seems to have revised it several times; since there is no extant autograph, one of these divergent versions of the Fantasy has been reproduced in the Appendix of the Henle Urtext edition.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Chromatic fantasy and fugue, D minor, BWV 903 / 903a (Piano solo)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Fugue, D minor, BWV 903a (Piano solo)  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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  • January 23, 2009 excellent music

    keep in mind the difficulty of this piece, but be sure that the edition you buy is in fact an urtext, not just edited by anyone.

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