Trio Sonata in B-flat major, H.578 (Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel)



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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1748)?
Misc. Notes Possibly an autograph of an arrangement as a "concerto" so while the trio sonata was composed in 1748, this particular autograph may date from another year.
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. NĂĽrnberg: Balth. Schmids seel. Wittib., n.d.(1751). Plate XXXIII.
Misc. Notes Originally published together with Trio Sonata in C minor, H.579
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Copyist Schober
Publisher. Info. 5 Sonates (No.4) 1780
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B), Amalien-Bibliothek: Am.B 109 (4)
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Work Title Trio Sonata in B-flat major
Alternative. Title Zwey Trio, ... das Zweyte für 1.Querflöte 1.Violine und Bass
Sonata II a Flauto Traverso, Violino e Basso
Composer Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.578 ; Wq.161/2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 212
Key B-flat major
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1748, Potsdam.
First Publication. 1751 – Nürnberg in Verlegung Balthasar Schmids seel. Wittib.
Dedication Count Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation flute, violin, continuo; or violin/flute, keyboard
Primary Sources D-DO Don Mus.Ms. 154-1 (contains H.578 and 579 in ca.1760 manuscript copies)

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Zwey Trio, das erste für zwo Violinen und Bass, das zweyte für 1. Querflöte, 1.Violine und Bass;
bey welchen beyden aber die eine von den Oberstimmen auch auf dem FlĂĽgel gespielet werden kan

Two Trios, the first for 2 violins and bass, the second for 1 flute, 1 violin and bass;
in both of which, one of the upper parts may alternatively be played on the keyboard

Composition date 1748 from preface.

Note. Date 1751 from Wotquenne (p.58-59) may be ca. (given in ().) This may or may not have been Wotquenne's intention.- Schissel

Since it's hardly clear from anything else here: "Zwey Trio" (probably?) refers to H.578 and 579 (in C minor) (W.161/2 & 1), not to 578 alone.

Incidentally: the 1751 edition of H.579 / W.161/1 (the other trio published in 1751), one gathers, has a programmatic preface, giving it a nickname of Sanguine and Melancholic.