recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena

Posted by: dcb

recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 07:02 AM

Can anyone recommend a print edition for Bach's notebook for anna magdelena? I'm looking for the complete works in the original order with decent editorial markings. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Posted by: Minniemay

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 10:14 AM

What kind of editorial markings are you looking for?
Posted by: dcb

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 10:43 AM

Nothing specific, I was just thinking some fingering suggestions are useful to me. I don't want to buy the straight urtext with no markings at all. Some dynamics wouldn't be so bad either. (I haven't played too long.)
Posted by: Minniemay

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 05:05 PM

The Alfred edition has fingering and articulation suggestions. Has your teacher recommended AMB to you? If you haven't been playing very long, it may be more difficult than you can handle.
Posted by: Michael_99

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 07:38 PM

Minniemay,

I have a photocopy given to me a few years ago from the 1950s. My extensive music store didn't have that version, so I am interested in the Alfred version you mentioned because I am sure that they will have that. I have been playing for a year so I am not quite ready for it.

>> What is AMB? Has your teacher recommended AMB to

you?

Please explain. Thank you
Posted by: Minniemay

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 10:26 PM

AMB = Anna Magdalena Notebook
Posted by: Michael_99

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/10/13 10:44 PM

Thanks. I guess I was too thick!
Posted by: bmbutler

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/11/13 09:21 AM

I personally would not want one with a lot of editorial markings that are not original to the score.
Posted by: Minniemay

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/11/13 09:38 AM

The ones in the Alfred edition are printed in gray so you know it's their mark.
Posted by: lechuan

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/12/13 01:40 AM

I like the Schirmer Performance edition. It has editorial markings, performance notes covering style and interpretation, performance notes for each piece, and a recording of each piece on an included CD.
Posted by: TimR

Re: recommended version of Notebook for Anna Magdalena - 02/12/13 05:39 PM

Originally Posted By: dcb
Can anyone recommend a print edition for Bach's notebook for anna magdelena?
Thanks!


There are two different notebooks, compiled in different years and with different pieces.

Probably you knew that but just in case.

You can get a look at either on IMSLP for free. That's a really good resource for public domain music, then you can go buy the book if you like what you see.