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Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039
composer
circa 1740 ?

Recordings
'Bach: Sonatas & Chorales' (CKD275)
Bach: Sonatas & Chorales
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'Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions' (CDD22077)
Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions
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Details
Movement 1: Adagio
Movement 2: Allegro ma non presto
Movement 3: Adagio e piano
Movement 4: Presto

Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039
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The Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039, is one of only two such trios with flute for which Bach’s authorship is secure—the other is that belonging to the Musical Offering (BWV1079). The present work, for two flutes and continuo, provided Bach with the material for his Sonata for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord in G major (BWV1027). The surviving autograph of the latter indicates a date of circa 1740 but, though the Trio Sonata with flutes may belong to the same period, it too possibly derives from an earlier version, perhaps for two violins. As the Bach scholar Christoph Wolff has justly remarked, neither version should be considered merely as an arrangement but understood rather as different means of expressing the same idea. The first movement is a lyrical ‘Adagio’ whose aria-like melody is at once appealing. The ‘Allegro ma non presto’ is a fugal piece, comparably engaging for its principal theme which is treated in various ways, and with virtuosity. The brief ‘Adagio e piano’ is wistfully expressive, providing an effective contrast with the energetic ‘Presto’ whose three-voice fugal exposition is intricate and exhilarating.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002

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Details for CDD22077 disc 1 track 15
Presto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-26415
Duration
2'55
Recording date
13 January 2001
Recording venue
Walcot Hall, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Annette Isserlis
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas (CDA67264/5)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: January 2010
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22077
  2. Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions (CDD22077)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: June 2011
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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