J S Bach Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach 1725 Piano (with fingerings) BÄRENREITER URTEXT In the international music world “Bärenreiter Urtext” is synonymous with performing editions in which the musical text has been prepared using clearly formulated scholarly critical criteria. Editors which include prominent musicologists as well as musicians take all available sources into account, thus guaranteeing an authentic musical text which represents the latest in musicological research. For Bärenreiter, “Urtext” is more than just a label – it is also a pledge and a guarantee for sheet music performing editions that present the authentic text and the latest findings of scholarly research, enabling musicians to get as close to the composer’s intentions as the surviving sources will allow. There are no arbitrary editorial additions, and the quality of the musical text is matched by an appearance on the page that satisfies the most discerning eye.
Selected piano pieces from Bärenreiter’s Urtext catalogue are published with fingerings. (The well-known Bärenreiter Urtext editions without fingerings remain in print as before). These new volumes combine the definitive Urtext from the New Complete Editions with tried and tested fingerings from well-known pianists and teachers. They also contain notes on interpretation. The Editor
Renate Kretschmar-Fischer is one of the outstanding and most successful piano teachers of our times. She has worked with Arthur Schnabel, Monique Haas, Georges Enescu, Nadia Boulanger and Igor Stravinsky. She belongs to the honorary board of trustees of the World Federation of Chopin Societies and has been a jury member at many national and international competitions.