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Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue d minor, BWV 903

By Johann Sebastian Bach

Solo piano - Difficulty: medium
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Uwe Wolf. This edition: urtext edition. Stapled. Barenreiter Urtext. Baroque. Collection. With introductory text (does not include words to the songs). BWV 903. 25 pages. Baerenreiter Verlag #BA05236. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BA05236).

Item Number: BA.BA05236

ISBN 9790006506026. 9x12 inches. Key: D minor.

The exceptional stature of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue was already recognized during Bach's lifetime. Its inspired, unconventional form and radical chromaticism give it a unique position even in Bach's oeuvre. This separate performing edition contains the definitive, internationally acclaimed “Urtext“ from the New Bach Edition. lt presents the work in all versions relevant to today's performers, thereby forming an ideal starting point for professional performances on the highest level.

About Barenreiter Urtext

What can I expect from a Barenreiter Urtext edition?

- A reliable musical text based on all available sources
- A description of the sources
- Information on the genesis and history of the work
- Valuable notes on performance practice
- Includes an introduction with critical commentary explaining source discrepancies and editorial decisions

- Page-turns, fold-out pages, and cues where you need them
- A well-presented layout and a user-friendly format
- Excellent print quality
- Superior paper and binding


  • Chromatic Fantasy And Fugue 
  • Fantasy (Early Version) BWV 903a 
  • Fantasy (Intermediate Version) 

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  • 5

    Pittsfield, MA
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  • July 03, 2018 Bach

    This is a great addition to any “serious” musician who also happens to like very much Handel’s Suites of 1720. Here we find Bach emulating Handel in his use of 32nd note runs and “harpeggio” sections, which Handel employed to very good effect. It doesn’t seem like “authentic...

    ” Bach, but it’s very much Bach. Or, put another way, Bach “putting on” Handel. Depending on how one treats the fast runs or “Fantaisie” elements this piece can be viewed as extremely hard to play, or fun to play around with “non mesure” which is to say, in the French way, there is no real demarcation between measures and their metre. So, play on and enjoy!

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