Sinfonia in D major, BWV 1045

Sinfonia in D major, BWV 1045, sometimes referred to as a violin concerto movement (Konzertsatz), is an orchestral work for solo violin, three trumpets, timpani, two oboes, strings and continuo, written down by Johann Sebastian Bach.[1] A late work composed in Leipzig between c. 1742 and 1746,[2] surviving only as a fragment,[3][4] the movement is a sinfonia of an otherwise lost cantata.[5][6][7] In particular, the piece ends abruptly, with the last two bars (151 and 152) appearing in someone else's hand and attached as a separate page at the end of the manuscript, which is otherwise in Bach's hand. The work features a highly virtuosic concertato part with extensive chordal and arpeggiated passages and at one point reaches a''', unusually high for Bach's violin music.

Sinfonia in D major
by Johann Sebastian Bach
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KeyD major
CatalogueBWV 1045
Year1746 (1746)
Composed1742 (1742)–1746
ScoringViolin, 3 Trumpets, Timpani, 2 Oboes Strings, and Continuo


  1. ^ Butt, John (26 June 1997). The Cambridge Companion to Bach. Cambridge University Press. pp. 131–. ISBN 978-0-521-58780-8.
  2. ^ Küster, Konrad (1999). Bach Handbuch (in German). Bärenreiter. pp. 381–. ISBN 978-3-476-01717-8. Kantaten-Sinfonia BWV 1045 Als Sonderfall in Bachs späterem Schaffen steht diese Komposition da: 150 Takte, die auf sechs ...
  3. ^ 't Hart, Maarten (15 January 2013). Bach und ich (in German). Piper ebooks. pp. 167–. ISBN 978-3-492-96034-2. Von BWV 1045 besitzen wir nur ein Fragment ...
  4. ^ Marissen, Michael (1 July 1999). The Social and Religious Designs of J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Princeton University Press. pp. 68–. ISBN 1-4008-2165-7. ... in the D-major Sinfonia, BWV 1045, surviving only as a fragment ...
  5. ^ Kenyon, Nicholas (17 March 2011). The Faber Pocket Guide to Bach. Faber & Faber. pp. 355–. ISBN 978-0-571-27200-6. Then, slightly out of place here, there is an isolated work featuring a violin solo, the Movement BWV 1045 which is a late survival from 1743–6, with three trumpets and timpani; it's an effective piece, doubtless intended as the sinfonia of a ...
  6. ^ Dürr, Alfred (2005). The Cantatas of J.S. Bach: With Their Librettos in German-English Parallel Text. Oxford University Press. pp. 793–. ISBN 978-0-19-816707-5. Only the introductory ... In the Bach literature, this fragment is sometimes described as the opening of a violin concerto in D, but the heading of the autograph score (c. 1743/6) clearly ...
  7. ^ Geck, Martin (1997). Bachs Orchesterwerke: Bericht über das 1. Dortmunder Bach-Symposion 1996 (in German). Klangfarben Musikverlag. pp. 55–. ISBN 978-3-932676-04-8. Zur Rechnungsgrundlage: Von den 29 Kompositionen BWV 1041-1069 werden nicht mitgezählt die einzeln überlieferte Sinfonia einer Kantate (BWV 1045) und das nur neuntaktige Fragment des Cembalokonzerts BWV 1059. Für die ...

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