Hi, HelenVJ !
Did you forget to add: 'In my opinion'?! If your playing is at a level to tackle the Goldberg, then you are probably of a level to work out your own fingerings, I would imagine.
Well, yes indeed, it is what I think and some others might think differently. Should I have written "in my opinion" ? Maybe, I should have. Sorry for that, but I thought it was obvious, since I was the one writing.
I agree with you that an advanced pianist should be able to find his own fingering. But I'm not really advanced, I'm more of a late intermediate student. I have mastered several Grade 7 and Grade 8 pieces. Several preludes and fugues from the WTC, some Beethoven sonatas movements, Mendelssohn's songs without words, Chopin's preludes.
(But you make me curious. Sorry if I'm being too inquisitive, but do you always use non-fingered editions ? Or is this only for Bach ?
Sorry for being off topic)
As for the Goldbergs Variations, I do not intend to play the whole piece right now, but would like to try some of them. I know that some parts are easier than others. I already played some bits of the piece. I have borrowed the Czerny edition in a library. This one has fingering, but it's heavily edited. And you don't know what is Bach's and what is Czerny's.
I use the Barenreiter edition( blue cover). I like the clean uncluttered look on the page, and would not have considered an edition with fingering. It can often look rather messy to have helpful 'suggestions' crossed out and the alternative squashed in somewhere ( in my opinion smile.gif )
Well, to each his own. You have my admiration if you're able to practice the piece without any guidance. You must be way more advanced than I am. Do you have a teacher ? Maybe you're a teacher ?
Thank you for your answer.