20 Duets from Bach’s notebook for Anna Magdalena

The Notebook for Anna Magdalena is a book of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach that was presented to his second wife, Anna Magdalena, as a gift. There are two known folios, one from 1722 and one from 1725.  The 1725 notebook is larger than the 1722 one, and more richly decorated. Light green paper is used for the front cover, Anna Magdalena’s initials and the year number “1725” are printed in gold.

 I chose 20 of the most suitable pieces from the folio for this book, including minuets, polonaises, and marches along with a healthy mixture of lyrical pieces.

This book is also published by qPress.