List of concertos for harpsichord solo by J. S. Bach

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Apart from his orchestral keyboard concertos and his solo organ concertos, Johann Sebastian Bach composed keyboard concertos for unaccompanied harpsichord:

Weimar concerto transcriptionsEdit

In his Weimar period, Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed Italian and Italianate concertos. Most, if not all, of the concerto transcriptions for unaccompanied harpsichord were realised from July 1713 to July 1714. Most of these transcriptions were based on concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Other models for the transcriptions included concertos by Alessandro Marcello, Benedetto Marcello, Georg Philipp Telemann and Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar.[1][2][3][4][5]

Weimar concerto transcriptions (harpsichord)
BWV Key Model
592a G major Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Violin Concerto in G major [scores]; BWV 592
972 D major Vivaldi, Op. 3 No. 9: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 230; BWV 972a
972a D major Vivaldi, Op. 3 No. 9: Violin Concerto in D major, RV 230
973 G major Vivaldi, RV 299: Violin Concerto in G major (published as Op. 7 No. 8)
974 D minor Marcello, A.: Oboe Concerto in D minor[6]
975 G minor Vivaldi, RV 316 (variant RV 316a, Violin Concerto in G minor, published as Op. 4 No. 6)
976 C major Vivaldi, Op. 3 No. 12: Violin Concerto in E major, RV 265
977 C major
978 F major Vivaldi, Op. 3 No. 3: Violin Concerto in G major, RV 310
979 B minor Vivaldi, RV 813: Violin Concerto in D minor (formerly RV Anh. 10 attributed to Torelli)[7][8]
980 G major Vivaldi, RV 383: Violin Concerto in B-flat major, (variant RV 383a published as Op. 4 No. 1)
981 C minor Marcello, B.: Concerto Op. 1 No. 2
982 B major Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Concerto Op. 1 No. 1
983 G minor
984 C major Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Violin Concerto in C major [scores] and possibly BWV 595
985 G minor Telemann: Violin Concerto in G minor, TWV 51:g1 [scores]
986 G major
987 D minor Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Concerto Op. 1 No. 4

Concerto in G major, BWV 592aEdit

After Violin Concerto in G major [scores] by Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, and organ version BWV 592.[9]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Grave
  3. Presto

Concerto in D major, BWV 972Edit

After Violin Concerto in D major Op. 3 No. 9 (RV 230) by Antonio Vivaldi.[10] There is an earlier version of this arrangement, BWV 972a.[11]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Larghetto
  3. Allegro

Concerto in G major, BWV 973Edit

After Violin Concerto in G major, RV 299, by Antonio Vivaldi (later version published as Op. 7 No. 8).[12]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Concerto in D minor, BWV 974Edit

After Oboe Concerto in D minor by Alessandro Marcello.[13][6]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Presto

Concerto in G minor, BWV 975Edit

After Violin Concerto in G minor, RV 316, by Antonio Vivaldi (variant RV 316a, published as Op. 4 No. 6).[14]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Largo
  3. Giga Presto

Concerto in C major, BWV 976Edit

After Violin Concerto in E major Op. 3 No. 12 (RV 265) by Antonio Vivaldi.[15]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Concerto in C major, BWV 977Edit

After an unidentified model.[16]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Giga

Concerto in F major, BWV 978Edit

After Violin Concerto in G major Op. 3 No. 3 (RV 310) by Antonio Vivaldi.[17]

Movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Concerto in B minor, BWV 979Edit

After Violin Concerto in D minor, RV 813, by Antonio Vivaldi (formerly RV Anh. 10 attributed to Torelli).[18][7][8]

Movements:

  1. Allegro – Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Adagio
  5. Allegro

Concerto in G major, BWV 980Edit

After Violin Concerto in B-flat major, RV 383 by Antonio Vivaldi (variant RV 383a published as Op. 4 No. 1).[19]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro

Concerto in C minor, BWV 981Edit

After Violin Concerto in C minor Op. 1 No. 2 by Benedetto Marcello.[20]

Movements:

  1. Adagio
  2. Vivace
  3. [no tempo indication]
  4. Prestissimo

Concerto in B-flat major, BWV 982Edit

After Violin Concerto in B-flat major Op. 1 No. 1 by Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar.[21]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro
  4. Allegro

Concerto in G minor, BWV 983Edit

After an unidentified model.[22]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Concerto in C major, BWV 984Edit

After the Violin Concerto in C major by Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe–Weimar (like BWV 595).[23]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio e affettoso
  3. Allegro assai

Concerto in G minor, BWV 985Edit

After the Violin Concerto in G minor, TWV 51:g1 [scores], by Georg Philipp Telemann.[24]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Concerto in G major, BWV 986Edit

After an unidentified model.[25]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro

Concerto in D minor, BWV 987Edit

After Concerto Op. 1 No. 4 by Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar.[26]

Movements:

  1. [no tempo indication]
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. Vivace

Original compositionsEdit

Bach composed unaccompanied keyboard concertos for one and two harpsichords.[2][27]

Italian Concerto included in Clavier-Übung IIEdit

Bach's Italian Concerto, BWV 971, was published in 1735, as first of two compositions included in Clavier-Übung II.[28] An early version of the concerto's first movement survives in an 18th-century copy.[29]

Early version of Concerto for two harpsichords, BWV 1061Edit

BWV 1061a, a concerto for two harpsichords without accompaniment, is Bach's original version of the Concerto for two harpsichords and strings, BWV 1061.[30]

Doubtful worksEdit

Several concertos for unaccompanied harpsichord are listed as doubtful in Anhang II of the 1998 edition of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis:[31]

  • BWV 909 – Concerto and Fugue in C minor
  • BWV Anh. 151 – Concerto in C major
  • BWV Anh. 152 – Concerto in G major

DiscographyEdit

BWV 592a and 972–987Edit

Italian ConcertoEdit

BWV 909Edit

BWV 1061aEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Bach, J.S. (2010), Dirksen, Pieter (ed.), Sonatas, Trios, Concertos, Complete Organ Works (Breitkopf Urtext), vol.5 EB 8805, Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, ISMN 979-0-004-18366-3 Introduction (in German and English) • Commentary (English translation—commentary in paperback original is in German)
  • Breig, Werner (1997b), "Composition as arrangement and adaptation", in John Butt (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Bach, pp. 154–170, ISBN 9781139002158
  • Brover-Lubovsky, Bella (2008), Tonal Space in the Music of Antonio Vivaldi, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253351294
  • David, Hans Theodore; Mendel, Arthur; Wolff, Christoph (1998), The New Bach Reader (Revised ed.), W.W. Norton, ISBN 0393319563]
  • Forkel, Johann Nikolaus (1920), Charles Sanford Terry (historian) (ed.), Johann Sebastian Bach: His Life, Art, and Work, Harcourt, Brace and Howe
  • Sarah Elizabeth Hanks. The German Unaccompanied Keyboard Concerto in the Early 18th Century: Including Works of Walther, Bach, and Their Contemporaries. University of Iowa, 1972 (dissertation).
  • Hanks, Sarah E. "Johann Ernst, Prince of Weimar". Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  • Karl Heller. "Zur Stellung des Concerto C-Dur für zwei Cembali BWV 1061 in Bachs Konzert-Œuvre", pp. 241–251 in Bericht über die Wissenschaftliche Konferenz zum V. Internationalen Bachfest der DDR in Verbindung mit dem 60. Bachfest der Neuen Bach-Gesellschaft (1985), edited by Winfried Hoffmann and Armin Schneiderheinze. Leipzig, 1988. (in German)
  • Hirschmann, Wolfgang (2013), "'He Liked to Hear the Music of Others': Individuality and Variety in the Works of Bach and His German Contemporaries", in Andrew Talle (ed.), Bach Perspectives, Volume 9: J.S. Bach and His Contemporaries in Germany, University of Illinois Press, pp. 1–23, ISBN 0252095391
  • Jones, Richard (1997), "The keyboard works: Bach as teacher and virtuoso", in John Butt (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Bach, Cambridge University Press, pp. 136–153, ISBN 9780521587808
  • Jones, Richard (2013), The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach: Music to Delight the Spirit, Volume II: 1717-1750, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780191503849
  • Marshall, Robert (1986), "Organ or 'Klavier'? Instrumental prescriptions in the sources of Bach's keyboard works", in George Stauffer; Ernest May (eds.), J.S. Bach as Organist, Indiana University Press, pp. 212–239
  • Pincherle, Marc (1962), Vivaldi: Genius of the Baroque, translated by Christopher Hatch, W.W. Norton, ISBN 0393001687
  • Schulze, Hans-Joachim (1978), "J. S. Bachs Konzertbearbeitungen nach Vivaldi und anderen: Studien- oder Auftragswerke?", Deutsches Jahrbuch der Musikwissenschaft für 1973–1977, Leipzig, pp. 80–100
  • Stevens, Jane R. (2001), The Bach Family and the Keyboard Concerto: The Evolution of a Genre, Harmonie Park Press
  • Tagliavini, Luigi Ferdinando (1986), "Bach's organ transcription of Vivaldi's 'Grosso Mogul' concerto", in George Stauffer; Ernest May (eds.), J.S. Bach as Organist, Indiana University Press, pp. 240–255
  • Talbot, Michael (1993), Vivaldi, The Master Musicians (2nd ed.), J.M. Dent, ISBN 0460861085
  • Williams, Peter (2016), Bach: A Musical Biography, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781107139251
  • Wolff, Christoph (1994), "Bach's Leipzig Chamber Music", Bach: Essays on His Life and Work, Harvard University Press, p. 263, ISBN 0674059263 (a reprint of a 1985 publication in Early Music)
  • Wolff, Christoph (2001), Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, W. W. Norton, ISBN 9780393322569
  • Zohn, Steven (2008), Music for a Mixed Taste: Style, Genre, and Meaning in Telemann's Instrumental Works, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0190247851

ManuscriptsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones 2007, pp. 140–153.
  2. ^ a b Boyd 2000, pp. 80–83.
  3. ^ Williams 2003, pp. 201–224.
  4. ^ Schulenberg 2013, pp. 117–139 and footnotes pp. 461–463.
  5. ^ Butler 2011.
  6. ^ a b Selfridge-Field 1990, D935.
  7. ^ a b Talbot 2011.
  8. ^ a b Schulenberg 2013, Updates 2016.
  9. ^ Work 0675 at Bach Digital website
  10. ^ Work 1149 at Bach Digital website
  11. ^ Work 1150 at Bach Digital website
  12. ^ Work 1151 at Bach Digital website
  13. ^ Work 1152 at Bach Digital website
  14. ^ Work 1153 at Bach Digital website
  15. ^ Work 1154 at Bach Digital website
  16. ^ Work 1155 at Bach Digital website
  17. ^ Work 1156 at Bach Digital website
  18. ^ Work 1157 at Bach Digital website
  19. ^ Work 1158 at Bach Digital website
  20. ^ Work 1159 at Bach Digital website
  21. ^ Work 1160 at Bach Digital website
  22. ^ Work 1161 at Bach Digital website
  23. ^ Work 1162 at Bach Digital website
  24. ^ Work 1163 at Bach Digital website
  25. ^ Work 1164 at Bach Digital website
  26. ^ Work 1165 at Bach Digital website
  27. ^ Breig 1997a, p. 131.
  28. ^ Work 1148 at Bach Digital website
  29. ^ Beißwenger 2006
  30. ^ Work 1247 at Bach Digital website
  31. ^ Schmieder, Wolfgang, Alfred Dürr, and Yoshitake Kobayashi (eds.). 1998. Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis: Kleine Ausgabe (BWV2a). Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel. ISBN 978-3765102493, pp. 459–466 (in German)

SourcesEdit

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