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Topic: The Well-tempered Clavier, Grade levels  (Read 4010 times)

Offline johnlewisgrant

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The Well-tempered Clavier, Grade levels
on: May 12, 2020, 05:12:46 PM
Is there a comprehensive list of the grade level for of each of the preludes and fugues (as pairs) Books 1 and 2?  Nothing obvious revealed via Google.

Now... how to cancel a 10 minute-old post.  Found most of them at the Toronto RCM site.   Almost all at "level 10" or A.R.C.T. (Associate) as of 2015 syllabus:


pages 80,88.

Offline pianoannieq

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Re: The Well-tempered Clavier, Grade levels
Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 09:44:30 PM
Hi Johnlewisgrant,

Henle has a complete grading system of WTC Books 1 and 2:

Regardless, ranking them in difficulty is highly subjective, depending on the strengths. Henle's explanation of difficulty rankings can be found here:https://www.henle.de/us/about-us/levels-of-difficulty-piano/

Hope this helps!
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