Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750)

Le Clavecin Bien Temperé . . . Edition nouvelle et corrigée

Leipzig: Bureau de Musique de C. F. Peters. [1819]. Le Clavecin Bien Temperé ou Preludes et Fugues dans tous les Tons et Demitons du Mode majeur et mineur par Jean Sebast. Bach. Edition nouvelle et corrigée. Partie 1. [PN] 53. Engraved throughout. Price: 2 Rthl. 12 gr. Oblong folio, 32 x 23 cm. 87 pp. Contemporary pasteboard, rubbed, with scattered foxing throughout. Ownership signature "Gottlieb Fuhrlein" to the title page. A strong impression from the corrected plates of the first edition.

An early reprint of the first part of the Well-Tempered Clavier, with the corrected plates (and the original plate numbers) of the 1801 Hoffmeister edition. Hoffmeister's "Bureau de Musique" in Leipzig was taken over by Peters in 1814. Although the Well-Tempered Clavier circulated widely in the 18th century in various manuscript copies and had already become a standard work, the first printed editions did not appear until the beginning of the 19th century (Nägeli, Simrock, Hoffmeister). (15079)

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