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Johann Sebastian Bach

Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratro dilettissimo B flat major BWV 992

Editor: Georg von Dadelsen

9.95 $

Urtext Edition without fingering, paperbound

Pages: 12 (12), Size 23,5 x 31,0 cm
Order no. HN 1375 · ISMN 979-0-2018-1375-2

Level of difficulty (Piano): medium (Level 3/4)

Along with his major cycles such as the English and French suites, the Goldberg Variations or the Well-Tempered Clavier, Bach also left a wealth of single pieces with a great diversity of titles; they stem in large part from his early youth and student period around the years 1700-1710. The title of the present work – translated as “Capriccio on the departure of his most beloved brother” – reveals that this is programmatic, onomatopoeic music of the kind that was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. In its six short and imaginatively-titled movements Bach shows a different side of himself from the usual polyphonist. Perhaps we owe this piece to the departure of his brother Johann Jacob Bach, who entered service in Sweden in 1704.

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