6 Violin Sonatas and Partitas, BWV 1001-1006 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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This exemplar contains the Partita in A minor, BWV 1013.
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Band 1. Kammermusik 1: Werke für Violine (pp.1-62)
Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1958. Plate BA 5012.
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Misc. Notes This exceptional document brings together the complete score with indications and comments provided by George Enescu to violinist Serge Blanc during his years of study with the maestro, including sonority, phrasing, tempi, fingering, and expression, culmination of the life’s work of a master considered as one of the greatest interpreters of this work.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Viola (Consolini)

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For Cello solo (Anonymous)

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Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Musikabteilung (D-B): Mus.ms. Bach P 236)
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For 2 Violins (Kes)

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For Guitar (Gianninoto)

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Misc. Notes With English and Italian preface
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General Information

Work Title 6 Violin Sonatas and Partitas
Alternative. Title 3 Sonaten und 3 Partiten
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 1001–1006
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas and partitas:
  1. Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001
  2. Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
  3. Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003
  4. Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  5. Violin Sonata No.3 in C major, BWV 1005
  6. Violin Partita No.3 in E major, BWV 1006
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1720
First Publication. 1802
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation violin
Primary Sources Bach Digital (BWV 1001)
Bach Digital (BWV 1002)
Bach Digital (BWV 1003)
Bach Digital (BWV 1004)
Bach Digital (BWV 1005)
Bach Digital (BWV 1006)
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Baroque violinist Jaap Schröder writing on the famous Chaconne in Bach's Solo Violin Works (Yale U.P. 2007): "It is essential to use the readily available facsimile of the Chaconnne [e.g. this particular IMSLP file]. . . . In most other editions Bach's arm has been twisted to make him write things he did not write."