BACH, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

Concerti a Cembalo obligato BWV 1052-1059
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Bach, Concerti a Cembalo BWV 1052-1059

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Documenta Musicologica, II/57. Kassel, 2021. 24 x 40 cm, viii, 106, 28 pp. Deluxe 4-color facsimile of the autograph (collective) score mus. ms. aut. Bach P. 234. Johann Sebastian Bach composed not only for the nobility and the church, but also for bourgeois musical culture. Among these works are the harpsichord concertos, “music for a Leipzig coffee house”. They are notated in a 1738 manuscript that is a unique and probably the most important document for the instrumental repertoire of the Leipzig “Collegium Musicum”. The concerto movements are arranged in such a way that the harpsichord is given a solo part that exploits the instrument’s “clavieristic” possibilities to the full. These works thus fix a decisive moment in the early history of the piano concerto genre which received significant impulses from Bach and his circle of students. Hardbound, with leather spine and decorative paper boards. 10% discount for early subscribers.  (view other volumes from this series)

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