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Program Information Past Commissions Apply. The reconstruction by Wilfried Fischer for a solo wind instrument, a most attractive affair, was accomplished by eliminating the keyboard decorations to reveal the simpler, original version.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV

Back Plan Your Trip. The opening movement of the Oboe d’amore Concerto begins with a vivacious orchestral ritornello whose? Company Description History Past Productions. Between the columns of the ritornellilike sparkling stained glass windows, the solo instrument develops a complementary motive.

All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. Though the original manuscript of the oboe d’amore concerto is lost, the score of the harpsichord concerto based on it clearly differentiates between the neat notation copied from the earlier version, and the ornaments and elaborations later written spontaneously to adapt the solo line obie the keyboard.


Such music is a reminder obke the Baroque era was essentially a romantic age in the deeply expressive nature of its art. Experience the Digital Stage.

It was a common 18th-century practice for composers to rework their own music and that of others, in those pre-copyright days to fill a new need. Visit The John F. Back American Opera Initiative. Search Search Gift Shop cart Cart. Rodda Like the musical bv of the Bach family, bav of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations. Among the best-known of such pieces in the Bach canon are the concertos for harpsichord, all of which seem to be arrangements of some of his earlier music, much identified, some conjectured.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV 1055

Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations. Bach or one of his talented sons was soloist at the keyboard for many of those regular Friday concerts held at a local coffee house.

Board of Directors National Trustees. The regular phrases, disposed in eight-measure blocks, give this movement a dance-like quality. Connect facebook twitter youtube instagram tumblr. Gift Shop Shop Now.


The following Larghetto offers a stark contrast in mood from the jolly opening movement. The jubilant finale, modeled perhaps on the gigue, returns the dancing motion and high spirits of the first movement. Above a chromatically descending, passacaglia-like bass, the soloist intones a mournful song full of rich emotion.

Back Young Artist Program. Most of the model works were originally for solo violin, but ooe esteemed English musicologist Sir Donald Tovey showed that the Concerto in A major BWV was written originally for oboe d’amore, an ancestor of the modern English horn.

The orchestral accompaniment remained largely unchanged in all these concerted works. Give Now Help 10555 continue to provide the outstanding performances you’ve come to expect!

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