Johann Sebastian Bach perhaps remains the greatest composer of what may in the best sense be called ‘educational music for youthful performers’. His Prelude in E major
is the penultimate of Six Little Preludes
while the Praeambulum in G minor
is from the Little Keyboard Book
written for his son Wilhelm Friedemann – two groups of pieces well designed to cultivate precise phrasing, clear part-playing and buoyant rhythm, among other qualities.
from notes by Max Harrison © 1986