Concerto for 2 Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1061 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)



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Peter (2006/12/05)

Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
Publisher. Info. Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 21
Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1874. Plate B.W. XXI.
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Early version, BWV 1061a

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Copyist Anna Magdalena Bach
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1732-33).
Misc. Notes An earlier version (BWV 1061a) for 2 harpsichords without accompaniment; D B Mus. ms. Bach St 139, Faszikel 1
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos (Griepenkerl)

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Arranger Friedrich Conrad Griepenkerl (1782-1849)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Edition Peters, n.d.(ca.1900).
Reprinted New York: International Music Company, n.d. Plate 640.
Misc. Notes Griepenkerl's ed. first issued in late 1846 (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1847), p.5). Page 32 scanned from original Peters ed. Removed Peters plate number, etc. and inserted International edition number; changed pagination to match International reissue.
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For 2 Pianos (Krause)

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Carolus (2010/10/29)

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Arranger Anton Krause (1834-1907)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880). Plate V.A. 568-569.
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General Information

Work Title Concerto for 2 Harpsichords
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 1061
Key C major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. [no tempo indication]
II. Adagio ovvero Largo
III. Fuga. Vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1733–34
First Publication. 1846
Average DurationAvg. Duration 19 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation Solo: 2 harpsichords
Orchestra: 2 violins, viola, continuo

Misc. Comments

  • An earlier version of this concerto also exists for 2 harpsichords without accompaniment (= BWV 1061a).

Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach
The Six Brandenburg Concertos Harpsichord Concertos
Violin Concertos
Oboe Concertos Concertos for various instruments