15 Two Part Inventions

For Solo Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach,

15 Two Part Inventions: For Solo Piano
 
 
In musical terms, an invention is a short composition that is written in two-part counterpoint. The most well-known are these fifteen, and they make up the first half of Bach's 30 Inventions and Sinfonias. Compositions in the same style as an invention that use three-part counterpoint are known as sinfonias. Publishers sometimes call sinfonias "threepart inventions" to avoid confusing sinfonias with symphonies.

These 15 Inventions (BWV 772–786) are a collection of short keyboard works written by Johann Sebastian Bach as exercises for his students.

Bach described the collection as an Honest method, by which amateurs of the keyboard, especially those desirous of learning, are shown a clear way to learn to play cleanly in two parts...



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