Harpsichord Concerto in A minor, H.403 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)



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Copyist Schober (ca.1757-96)
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1750-99).
Misc. Notes D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 239 (2)
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General Information

Work Title Harpsichord Concerto in A minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. HeilB 403 ; Wq.1 ; BWV Anh. III 189 (formerly as J.S. Bach)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 64
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro ma non molto
  2. Andante
  3. Presto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1733 rev. 1745
First Publication. (2008)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation harpsichord, strings, continuo
Primary Sources D-Bsa SA 1690 (29) (teilautograph)
D-LEm Poel.mus.Ms.41 (1762 copy, attributes work to JS Bach)
B-Bc 27141
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 235 (1) (another digitized source @ SBB)
B-Bc 26537
D-Bsa SA 2577 (copied by G. Schlichting and others)
A-Sm M.N. 136,10
B-Bc 5887 (1)
B-Bc 25448 (notes Wq numbering. From a collection of 29 abschrift formerly in Guido Wagener's possession)

Misc. Comments

Several versions. Even the keyboard concerto version has an early and late version, compared in a 2011 publication, and was not published it seems before 2008 in any case (?).