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The reconstruction by Wilfried Fischer for a solo wind instrument, a most attractive affair, was accomplished by eliminating the keyboard decorations to bwvv the simpler, original obke. Though the original manuscript of the oboe d’amore concerto is lost, the score of the harpsichord concerto based on it clearly differentiates between the neat notation copied from the earlier version, and the ornaments and elaborations later written spontaneously to adapt the solo line to the keyboard.

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Between the columns of the ritornellilike sparkling stained glass windows, the solo instrument develops a complementary motive.

The orchestral accompaniment remained largely unchanged in all these concerted works.

The jubilant finale, modeled perhaps on the gigue, returns the dancing motion and high spirits of the first movement. Above a chromatically descending, passacaglia-like bass, the soloist intones a mournful song full of rich emotion. Bach or one of his talented sons was soloist at the keyboard for many of those regular Friday concerts held at a local coffee house.


Among the 10555 of such pieces in the Bach canon are the concertos for harpsichord, all of which seem to be arrangements of some of his earlier music, much identified, some conjectured. Board of Directors National Trustees. All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed.

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Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV 1055

Gift Shop Shop Now. Rodda Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations. Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations.

The following Larghetto offers a stark contrast in mood from the jolly opening movement. Most of the model works were originally for solo violin, but the esteemed English musicologist Sir Donald Tovey showed that the Concerto in A major BWV was written originally for oboe d’amore, an ancestor of the modern English horn.


Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV

The regular phrases, bwc in eight-measure blocks, give this movement a dance-like quality. Visit The John F. Back Plan Your Trip. Connect facebook twitter youtube instagram tumblr. Company Description History Past Productions. It was a common 18th-century practice for composers to rework their own music and that of others, in those pre-copyright days to fill a new need.

The opening movement of the Oboe d’amore Concerto begins with a vivacious orchestral ritornello whose?

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