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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Publisher. Info. Neue Bach-Ausgabe, Serie VI. Kammermusik
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Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1958. Plate BA 5012.
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Kassel: Bärenreiter Verlag, 1958. Plate BA 5116.
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Reprinted Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2001.

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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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Misc. Notes Title: Ausgewählte Stücke aus den Violin-Solo-Sonaten von Joh. Seb. Bach für das Pianoforte bearbeitet, WoO 23
  1. Chaconne, BWV 1004 V
  2. Praeludium und Fuge, BWV 1003 I and II
  3. Sarabande (and Double), BWV 1002 V and VI
  4. Minuet I, BWV 1006 IV
  5. Minuet II, BWV 1006 V
  6. Bourrée (and Double), BWV 1002 VII and VIII
  7. Presto, BWV 1001 IV
  8. Praeludium und Fuge, BWV 1005 I and II
  9. Siciliano, BWV 1001 III
  10. Bourrée, BWV 1006 VI
  11. Largo, BWV 1005 III
  12. Giga, BWV 1004 IV
  13. Praeludium und Fuge, BWV 1001 I and II
  14. Loure, BWV 1006 II
  15. Allemande, BWV 1002 I
  16. Giga, BWV 1006 VII
  17. Andante, BWV 1003 III
  18. Gavotte und Rondo, BWV 1006 III
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Publisher. Info. Paris: E. Fromont, 1903. Plate 1801, 1903.
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Misc. Notes Dedicated to Moriz Rosenthal (1862–1946)
Title: 4 Etudes pour la main gauche seule d'apres J.-S. Bach
  1. Prélude, BWV 1006 I
  2. Bourrée, BWV 1002 VII
  3. Presto, BWV 1001 IV
  4. Chaconne, BWV 1004 V
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General Information

Work Title 6 Violin Sonatas and Partitas
Alternative. Title 3 Sonaten und 3 Partiten
Name Translations Sonatas e Partitas para violino solo; 无伴奏小提琴奏鸣曲与组曲; Sonatoj kaj partitoj por violono sola; Сонаты и партиты для скрипки соло; Sonates et partitas pour violon seul; 무반주 바이올린을 위한 소나타와 파르티타; Sonatas y partitas para violín solo; Sonatas and partitas for solo violin; Sonates i partites per a violí sol; Sonate e partite per violino solo di Johann Sebastian Bach; Sonaten und Partiten für Violine solo; Sonatar og partitaer for fiolin; 無伴奏ヴァイオリンのためのソナタとパルティータ; Sonates en partita's voor onbegeleide viool; Sonater og partitas for fiolin solo; Sonater och Partitor för soloviolin; Sonáty a partity pro housle
Name Aliases Sonates et partitas pour violon solo; Six sonates et partitas pour violon solo; Sonates et partitas pour violon solo de Bach; 무반주 바이올린 소나타와 파르티타; Sonatas y partitas para violin solo; Sonates i partites para violí sol de Bach; Sonates i partites per a violí sol de Bach; Partite per violino solo; Sonate e partite per violino solo; 無伴奏バイオリンのためのソナタとパルティータ; 無伴奏バイオリンの為のソナタとパルティータ; 無伴奏ヴァイオリンの為のソナタとパルティータ; Sonates en partitas voor soloviool; Sonates en partitas voor solo viool; Sonates en partitas voor onbegeleide viool
Authorities WorldCat; Wikipedia; VIAF: 178649074; LCCN: n85136814; GND: 300011113; BNF: 13909385b; NLA: 35711829; BNE: XX3468847
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 1001–1006
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 sonatas, 3 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
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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."