Concerto For Two Violins (Bach)
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Concerto For Two Violins Bach

The Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto, is one of the most famous works by Johann Sebastian Bach and considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period.[1][unreliable source?]

History

Bach may have written the concerto between 1717 and 1723 when he was the Kapellmeister at the court of Anhalt-Köthen, Germany,[2] though the work's surviving performance materials were created for the concert series that Bach ran as the Director of the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig and are dated c. 1730-31.[3] Later in 1739, in Leipzig, he created an arrangement for two harpsichords, transposed into C minor, BWV 1062.[2]

Structure

The concerto is characterized by the subtle yet expressive relationship between the violins throughout the work.[] In addition to the two soloists, the concerto is scored for strings and basso continuo.[] The musical structure of this piece uses fugal imitation and much counterpoint.[]

The concerto comprises three movements:[]

  1. Vivace
  2. Largo ma non tanto
  3. Allegro

References

  1. ^ "Bach - Concerto in D minor for Two Violins". Classic FM. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b Steinberg, M. The Concerto: A Listener's Guide, p. 17-19, Oxford (1998) ISBN 0-19-513931-3
  3. ^ Wolff, C. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician, p. 357., W.W. Norton (2000) ISBN 0-393-04825-X

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