Sonatas and Partitas
Any favorite editions of the Bach Sonatas and Partitas for violin?
In terms of sheet music?
The Szeryng edition from Schott, because it's edited by Szeryng, and because Schott editions are printed and bound pretty handsomely (and it's pretty inexpensive to boot!).
I like the Urtext (Barenreiter's paper is lovely) and Rachel Barton Pine editions.
For pieces I usually use the Verlag's editions (but some people prefer Peters,etc...)
I have a Barenreiter edition of it. I love it
Our go to has been the Szeryng edition plus the early copies from IMSLP: https://imslp.org/wiki/6_Violin_Sonatas_and_Partitas,_BWV_1001-1006_(Bach,_Johann_Sebastian)
How many threads have there been on this in the past?
I've been using Raphael Bronstein's edition and Technical Analysis, but would be interested in your opinions of them. Thanks.
I am with Christian on the Schott edition by Szeryng. It is an urtext (Szeryng distinguishes his edits from Bach's original ms) and has some material on baroque technique.
Szeryng is good for modern, RBP for baroque style (not necessarily with baroque equipment). I would stay away from Galamian, which is outdated even for what is considered "romantic" style today. Very interesting also is one by Sandor Devich (Editio Musica Budapest), which, as Szeryng's, stays close to Bach's manuscript. But ultimately you want to have your own edition. Clean Barenreiter (with a few mistakes) is available on IMSLP, or Henle has a lovely edition for about $50.
I would LOVE to get my hands on a copy of the Bronstein edition!
Nobody has mentioned the autograph yet! Usually it gets in by the third post or so.. :)
Nowadays very often the composer's hand is a computer keyboard.
… exactly, that was my point. Nothing personal is recorded, not even the rhythm of the keystrokes.
elise, could you be more specific on what exactly is lost in the transcription to print?
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