This inexpensive compilation draws upon authoritative sources to present favorite piano works of the Baroque era. Unlike many other anthologies of music from the era, which vary widely in the quality of their content, this collection comprises only the greatest works of the period. Intermediate and advanced pianists will find these carefully chosen pieces a rewarding and satisfying reflection of the glories of the Baroque.
Selections include Johann Sebastian Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue
as well as the French Suite No. 5
; Fantasia in C Minor,
BWV 906; and preludes and fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier.
Other works by Bach include the great composer's transcriptions for keyboard of five violin concertos by Vivaldi, reprinted from the definitive Bach-Gesellschaft edition. Other selections include several pieces by Handel, among them the popular Air and Variations known as The Harmonious Blacksmith; four sonatas by Scarlatti; and works by Telemann, Rameau, and Purcell.