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The concertos for one harpsichord, BWV —, survive in an autograph score, now held in the Berlin State Library. Based on the paper's watermarks and the handwriting, it has been attributed to or Establishing the history or purpose of any of the harpsichord concertos, however, is not a straightforward task.
At present attempts to reconstruct the compositional history can only be at the level of plausible suggestions or conjectures, mainly because very little of Bach's instrumental music has survived and, even when it has, sources are patchy. In particular this makes it hard not only to determine the place, time and purpose of the original compositions but even to determine the original key and intended instrument. The harpsichord part in the autograph manuscript is not a "fair copy" but a composing score with numerous corrections.
The orchestral parts on the other hand were executed as a fair copy. Bach served as director from spring to summer ; and again from October until or John Butt suggests that the manuscript was prepared for performances on Bach's resumption as director inadditional evidence coming from the fact that the manuscript subsequently remained in Leipzig. Williams has also speculated that it might not be mere coincidence that the timing matched the publication of the first ever collection of keyboard concertos, the widely acclaimed and well-selling Organ concertos, Op.
The concertos for two or more harpsichords date from a slightly earlier period. Johann Nikolaus ForkelBach's first biographer, recorded in that the concertos for two or more harpsichords were played with his two elder sons. Both of them, corresponded with Forkel and both remained in the parental home until the early s: Wilhelm Friedemann departed in to take up his appointment as organist at the Sophienkirche in Dresden ; and in Carl Philipp Emanuel moved to the university in Frankfurt to continue training for his short-lived legal career.
There are also first-hand accounts of music-making by the entire Bach family, although these probably date from the s during visits to Leipzig by the two elder sons: one of Bach's pupils J. Sonnenkalb recorded that house-concerts were frequent and involved Bach together with his two elder sons, two of his younger sons— Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian —as well as his son-in-law Johann Christoph Altnickol.
It is also known that Wilhelm Friedemann visited his father for one month in with two distinguished lutenists one of them was Sylvius Weisswhich would have provided further opportunities for domestic music-making. The arrangement of the organ sonatas, BWV —for two harpsichords with each player providing the pedal part in the left hand, is also presumed to have originated as Hausmusika duet Allegro Assai - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (1-3) (CD) the elder sons.
The harpsichord concertos were composed in a manner completely idiomatic to the keyboard this was equally true for those written for two or more harpsichords. They were almost certainly originally conceived for a small chamber group, with one instrument per desk, even if performed on one of the newly developed fortepianoswhich only gradually acquired the potential for producing a louder dynamic. The keyboard writing also conforms to a practice that lasted until the early nineteenth century, namely the soloist played along with the orchestra in tutti sections, only coming into prominence in solo passages.
The question "Did J. Bach write organ concertos? Among other evidence, they note that both concertos consist of movements that Bach had previously used as instrumental sinfonias in cantatas with obbligato organ providing the melody instrument BWVAllegro Assai - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (1-3) (CD), BWV and BWV Hamburg newspaper reported on a recital by Bach in on the Silbermann organ in the Sophienkirche, Dresdenmentioning in particular that he had played concertos interspersed with sweet instrumental music "diversen Concerten mit unterlauffender Doucen Instrumental-Music".
Williams describes the newspaper article as "tantalising" but considers it possible that in the hour-long recital Bach played pieces from his standard organ repertoire preludes, chorale preludes and that the reporter was using musical terms in a "garbled" way. In another direction Williams has listed reasons why, unlike Handel, Bach may not have composed concertos for organ and a larger orchestra: firstly, although occasionally used in his cantatas, the Italian concerto style of Vivaldi was quite distant from that of Lutheran church music; secondly, the tuning of the baroque pipe organ would jar with that of a full orchestra, particularly when playing chords; and lastly, the size of the organ loft limited that of the orchestra.
The earliest extant sources regarding Bach's involvement with the keyboard concerto genre are his Weimar concerto transcriptions, BWV — and — c. The works BWV — were intended as a set of six, shown in the manuscript in Bach's traditional manner beginning with 'J.
Aside from the Brandenburg concertosit is the only such collection of concertos in Bach's oeuvre, and it is the only set of concertos from his Leipzig years. The concerto BWV and fragment BWV are at the end of the score, but they are an earlier attempt at a set of works as shown by an additional J. The earliest surviving manuscript of the concerto can be dated to ; it was made by Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel and contained only the orchestral parts, the cembalo part being added later by an unknown copyist.
The definitive version BWV was recorded by Bach himself in the autograph manuscript of all eight harpsichord concertos BWV —, made around In these cantata versions the orchestra was expanded Allegro Assai - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (1-3) (CD) the addition of oboes. Like the other harpsichord concertos, BWV has been widely believed to be a transcription of a lost concerto for another instrument.
Beginning with Wilhelm Rust and Philipp Spittamany scholars suggested that the original melody instrument was the violin, because of the many violinistic figurations in the solo part—string-crossing, open string techniques—all highly virtuosic.
Williams has speculated that the copies of the orchestral parts made in BWV a might have been used for a performance of the concerto with Carl Philipp Emanuel as soloist. Inin order to resolve playability problems in Fischer's reconstruction, Werner Breig suggested amendments based on the obbligato organ part in the cantatas and BWV a. In the twenty-first century, however, Bach scholarship has moved away from any consensus regarding a violin original.
Infor example, two leading Bach scholars, Christoph Wolff and Gregory Butler, both published independently conducted research that led each to conclude that the original form of BWV was an organ concerto composed within the first few years of Bach's tenure in Leipzig. Both relate the work to performances by Bach of concerted movements for organ and orchestra in Dresden and Leipzig.
Wolff also details why the violinistic figuration in the harpsichord part does not demonstrate that it is a transcription from a previous violin part; for one thing, the "extended and extreme passagework" in the solo part "cannot be found in any of Bach's violin concertos"; for another, he points to other relevant Bach keyboard works that "display direct translations of characteristic violin figuration into idiomatic passagework for the keyboard.
As Werner Breig has shown, the first harpsichord concerto Bach entered into the autograph manuscript was BWVa straightforward adaptation of the A minor violin concerto. He abandoned the next entry BWV after only a few bars to begin setting down BWV with a far more comprehensive approach to recomposing the original than merely adapting the part of the melody instrument.
It is one of Bach's greatest concertos: in the words of Jones it "conveys a sense of huge elemental power. Both start in the manner of Vivaldi with unison writing in the ritornello sections—the last movement begins as follows:  .
Bach then proceeds to juxtapose passages in the key of D minor with passages in A minor: in the first movement this concerns the first 27 bars; and in the last the first 41 bars.
These somewhat abrupt changes in tonality convey the spirit of a more ancient modal type of music. In both movements the A sections are fairly closely tied to the ritornello material which is interspersed with brief episodes for the harpsichord.
The central B sections of both movements are freely developed and highly virtuosic; they are filled with violinistic figurations including keyboard reworkings of bariolagea technique that relies on the use Allegro Assai - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (1-3) (CD) the violin's open strings. The B section in the first movement starts with repeated note bariolage figures:  . Throughout the first movement the harpsichord part also has several episodes with "perfidia"—the same half bar semiquaver patterns repeated over a prolonged period.
In the first movement the central section is in the keys of D minor and E minor; in the last movement the keys are D minor and A minor. As in the opening sections, the shifts between the two minor tonalities are sudden and pronounced. In the first movement Bach creates another equally dramatic effect by interrupting the relentless minor-key passages with statements of the ritornello theme in major keys. Jones describes these moments of relief as providing "a sudden, unexpected shaft of light.
The highly rhythmic thematic material of the solo harpsichord part in the third movement has similarities with the opening of the third Brandenburg Concerto. The slow movement, an Adagio in G minor and 3 4 time, is built on Allegro Assai - Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concertos (1-3) (CD) ground bass which is played in unison by the whole orchestra and the harpsichord in the opening ritornello.
It continues throughout the piece providing the foundations over which the solo harpsichord spins a florid and ornamented melodic line in four long episodes. More generally Jones has pointed out that the predominant keys in the outer movements centre around the open strings of the violin. Several hand copies of the concerto—the standard method of transmission—survive from the 18th century; for instance there are hand copies by Johann Friedrich Agricola aroundby Christoph Nichelmann and an unknown scribe in the early s.
Its first publication in print was in by the Kistner Publishing House.
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