6 Harpsichord Sonatas, Wq.48 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)




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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Nuremberg: Balthasar Schmid, n.d.[1742]
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Editor Rudolf Steglich (1886-1976)
Publisher. Info. Nagel's Musik-Archiv, No.6, 15
Hannover: Adolph Nagel's Verlag, 1927.
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Reprinted Kassel: Bärenreiter, n.d. BA 6539
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Sonata in F major, Wq.48.1 / H.24
  • Mark Hopwood, piano (Piano Society)
I. Poco allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace

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General Information

Work Title 6 Harpsichord Sonatas
Alternative. Title Sei sonate per cembalo, che all'Augusta Maesta di Federico II, re di Prussia; Prussian Sonatas
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Wq.48 ; H.24 to 29
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas:
  1. Sonata in F major, H.24
  2. Harpsichord Sonata in B-flat major, H.25
  3. Sonata in E major, H.26
  4. Sonata in C minor, H.27
  5. Sonata in C major, H.28
  6. Sonata in A major, H.29
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1740–42
First Publication. 1742
Dedication Frederick II of Prussia
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation harpsichord