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Piano Music to Cleanse the Soul – Pietro De Maria on Bach’s 48

At the Cremona Mondomusica Piano Experience in October, the Italian pianist Pietro De Maria performed selected preludes and fugues from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (WTC), as part of the exhibition’s Decca/Deutsche Grammophon showcase series. After the concert, Piano Street’s David Wärn had the chance to talk to De Maria about the challenges pianists face when tackling Bach’s legendary “forty-eight”. Read more >>

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dns637
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« on: November 18, 2011, 08:50:38 PM »

1. I would like to know what these numbers represent on top of the measure, 1 and 2.

2. The bold lines that separate a measure what is it called and it's purpose when playing the notes.  

Thanks a lot!

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011, 09:00:20 PM »

The bold lines are used whenever the repetition marks are used, eg. they separate sections that should be repeated.

The lines with numbers are voltas - when you play the section for the first time, you use the measure with the first volta over it, when you repeat the section, you play the measure with the second volta over it.

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011, 10:51:08 PM »

The bold lines are used whenever the repetition marks are used, eg. they separate sections that should be repeated.

The lines with numbers are voltas - when you play the section for the first time, you use the measure with the first volta over it, when you repeat the section, you play the measure with the second volta over it.

Best regards, Dr

thank you...it's clear now...
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 05:27:36 AM »

Maybe this will help you altogether:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJQZy2PB1B8&feature=relmfu

Cheers!

Love this piece.  I think it was the first piece I learned at a young age where I really felt like I could emotionally connect to the piano.
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