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First Lessons in Bach (Carroll) - Alfred vs. Schirmer (Read 769 times)

Offline shoshkalson

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First Lessons in Bach (Carroll) - Alfred vs. Schirmer
« on: June 21, 2019, 03:47:07 PM »
I have a public domain download of this and I'm thinking about getting a "modern" version (Kindle).

There are 2 editions available
(1) Alfred Masterworks
(2) Schirmer Performance Edition

Which would you get?  Why?


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Re: First Lessons in Bach (Carroll) - Alfred vs. Schirmer
«Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 02:12:35 AM »
Iíve not got these specific editions, but plenty of music by the two publishers.

Bottom line: go with Alfred.

Alfred is modern with reliable music and fingering.

Schirmer, not so much. Their editions are useful for Chopin. But their Bach is sadly dated, with fingerings and phrasing of another generation. If youíre leaning to Schirmer, check on when it was. Edited. Before the 1970s...pass it by.

PS I just previewed the Schirmer on Amazon. 2006 copyright. But be careful...it may, or may not, be editing of that date. Proceed with caution.
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