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6 Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Harpsichord) BWV 1014-1019

Violin and Piano

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Strings Piano Accompaniment, Violin (Violin and Piano) - Henle Level 4-5
Violin and Piano. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Hans Eppstein. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. With marked and unmarked string parts. Fingering, bowing and annotations on interpretations by Renato de Barbieri. ABRSM syllabus Grade: 5,6,7 -- TCL 2016 Grade: 5, 6, 8. Classical. Softcover. 228 pages. G. Henle #HN223. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480223).

Item Number: HL.51480223

ISBN 9790201802237. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Bach probably composed his six violin sonatas between 1717 and 1723, during his tenure as court Kapellmeister in Köthen. Apparently he was no longer content with adding the solo part to a bass-line, so wrote the harpsichord part out in full instead. As for compositional technique, his model here was the Baroque trio sonata; but the path to the duo sonata in the modern sense, however, is already traced out. The sonatas were not published until 50 years after Bach's demise. The transmission of the individual sonatas is sometimes problematic, especially since little autograph material has survived. In the Appendix to this Urtext volume, we have reproduced various versions of different pieces.

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  • Bach: Sonata A major BWV 1015 
  • Bach: Sonata f minor BWV 1018 
  • Bach: Appendix B: The probably second oldest version of the Sonata 6 BWV 1019 G major BWV 1019a 
  • Bach: Sonata G major BWV 1019 
  • Bach: Sonata c minor BWV 1017 
  • Bach: Sonata b minor BWV 1014 
  • Bach: Sonata E major BWV 1016 
  • Bach: Appendix A: The probably oldest version of the Sonata 6 BWV 1019 G major without BWV 
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