I want to know if playing J.S. Bach would improve my overall piano technique. I look for pieces that help me to become better. I usually play romantic composers. I have played pieces such as
- Chopin's "Nocturne op.9 No.2"
- Chopin's "Waltz No.14 in E minor posthm."
- Schubert's "Moments musicaux nr. 3"
- Mendelssohn's "Songs without words op. 30 nr 1".
The most difficult pieces I attempted was "Fantaisie-Impromptu" and "Etude Op. 25. Nr 2." which I can play unfortunately only badly.
So I wonder if playing some "2/3-part Inventions" or the "WTC" would actually also improve my overall playing, or would I just become better at counterpoint music? I played 2 Bach pieces so far, they were the Kempff transcriptions of "BWV 1031 Siciliano" and "BWV 639 Ich ruf zu dir...."
And if I should play some Bach, should I do the "Inventions" or should I jump directly into the" WTC"? I usually play romantic pieces around Henle levels 4-6. But level 6 is still quite difficult for me.
I do enjoy some Bach, but I enjoy Schubert for instance a little bit more. So my main motivation is piano technique.