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Search Search Gift Obe cart Cart. The regular phrases, disposed in eight-measure blocks, give this movement a dance-like quality. The opening movement of the Oboe d’amore Concerto begins with a vivacious orchestral ritornello whose? Most of the model works were originally for solo violin, but the 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.

Such bv is a reminder that the Baroque era was essentially a romantic age in the deeply expressive nature of its art. Connect facebook twitter youtube instagram tumblr. Give Now Help us continue to provide the outstanding performances you’ve come to expect! Visit The John F.

Gift Shop Shop Now. Between the columns of the ritornellilike sparkling stained glass windows, the solo instrument develops a complementary motive.

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Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055R (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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.


The jubilant finale, modeled perhaps on the gigue, returns the dancing motion and high spirits of the first movement. 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 bwf adapt the solo line to the keyboard. Above a chromatically descending, passacaglia-like bass, the soloist intones a mournful song full of rich emotion.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV 1055

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Back Young Artist Program. Program Information Past Commissions Apply. The following Larghetto offers a stark contrast in mood from the jolly opening movement.

Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV

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. 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. Board of Directors National Trustees. Back Plan Your Trip.


The orchestral accompaniment remained largely unchanged in all these concerted works. Log In Log In. 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.

Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations.

Rodda Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations.