However, the manuscript with this dedication was not prepared by Bach himself. Furthermore, there exists an early copy of the sonata without any indication of a dedication. Regardless, the Sonata is written with a basso continuo accompaniment in place of an obbligato keyboard part. Typically, the basso continuo is performed by a harpsichord and another instrument capable of sustaining the bass line, in most cases a string instrument such as a cello or viola da gamba, but a bassoon is not uncommon.
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All materials on our website are shared by users. If you have any questions about copyright issues, please report us to resolve them. We are always happy to assist you. Share Transcript J. However, like most of his chamber music works, only two flute sonatas survived in autographmanuscripts. For this reason, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to determine the dates and even theauthenticity of such works.
In order to clarify the aspects of the authenticity of the Flute Sonatas, I will follow thediscussion based on an article by Robert L. Marshall which appeared in the Journal of theAmerican Musicological Society. In this article, a table containing the principal sources for thedoubtful flute sonatas is presented and can be summarized in the following Table I. Based on information brought to us by Bach scholars, it is widely believed that the abovementioned sonatas were not written by J.
Bach, but by one of his sons or pupils, probably CarlPhillip Emanuel Bach. Copyist Date TitleSt C. Bach c. BachP Anonymous 4 Title: C. BachP C. Penzel in part c. Werner c. Owner: Schicht [lower right:] Schicht. Michel 2nd half of 18th century G. Bach, a Cl.
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J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas BWV 1030-1032, 1034 & 1035