I would like to know what the knowledgeable folks on this forum think about the various editions of the Bach solo violin sonatas and partitas that are available. I'm a beginning to intermediate violin student (OK, mostly beginning, but I have played cello for many years and have a degree in music, so I can make halfway decent sounds on the violin and have good intonation after only three months of lessons). Anyway, there are so many different editions, with prices ranging from USD 9.00 to 40.00, and I don't know what would be best for me at this stage. Obviously, much of this material is completely beyond me at this point, such as the Chaconne and the C major Fuga. But there are other movements, or at least parts of movements, that I think I can manage. I like the idea of an Urtext edition, like Henle or Bärenreiter, but I think perhaps a fingered edition might serve me better. In any case, I'd be very interested to hear what others feel about the various editions of BWV 1001-1006.
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