Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)
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Autograph manuscript, n.d.
Manuscript [D-B Mus. ms. Bach P 330], kept in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
Source attributes (erroneously) the transcription to W. F. Bach.
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
At the time of publication (1911), the original by Vivaldi had not yet been rediscovered; so, musicologists had erroneously attributed the concerto to W. F. Bach because of the little inscription “Di W. F. Bach. Manu mei Patris descripsit.” on the manuscript.
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Stradal)
For Piano 4 hands (Plato)
Carl Plato (fl.1858–fl.1884)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, . Plate 4108.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Attributed to W.F. Bach on the score. There are at least two works listed in HMB this could be - the other is - but the plate number fits 1858 much better, and no mode is specified on the score (though it is clearly in some form of D minor, not D major). (However, 1858 has eingerichtet, while 1872 has arr. ; this score has eingerichtet. If HMB follows the description on the score, that settles in favor of 1858 also.)
For Piano solo (Stradal)
- James Kibbie (ZIP)
|Work Title||Organ Concerto in D minor|
|Composer||Bach, Johann Sebastian|
|Opus/Catalogue Number||BWV 596 ; BC.J85|
(*Without tempo indication; these are drawn from the orchestra score.)
|Year/Date of Composition||1713–14|
|Extra Information||Arrangement of the Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello in D minor, RV 565, by Antonio Vivaldi.|
Previously attributed to W. F. Bach. However, the handwriting is undoubtedly JSB's, who seems to have been the copyist and most probably the arranger. See Alfred Einstein's introduction to the Eulenburg edition of the Vivaldi Concerto Grosso RV 565 for a discussion.
|Organ Works by Johann Sebastian Bach|