Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971

SKU: BA5244

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Format Descriptions

  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Editor: Walter Emery
  • Fingering: Renate Kretschmar-Fischer
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • Work: Italian Concerto, BWV 971
  • ISMN: 9790006531967
  • Size: 9.6 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 23
  • Urtext / Critical Edition


The popular work known today as the Italian Concerto was published as Part 2 of Johann Sebastian Bach's Clavier-Übung in 1735, together with the Overture in B minor (BWV 831). Publications of music were a rarity in those days, and it stands to reason that Bach would select only pieces he found superior and representative. Originally written for a two-manual harpsichord, this music with its terrace dynamics alternating between piano and forte also reveals its full beauty when played on a modern piano where the lively interchange between the soloist and an imaginary orchestral tutti is successfully imitated.

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