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Sonata in G minor, BWV1020
composer
doubtful attribution; probably by C P E Bach
composer
probably the real composer

Recordings
'Bach: Flute Sonatas' (CDA67897)
Bach: Flute Sonatas
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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: [Allegro]
Movement 2: Adagio
Movement 3: Allegro

Sonata in G minor, BWV1020
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Like the Sonatas in E flat (BWV1031) and C major (BWV1033) the Sonata in G minor, BWV1020, is unlikely to be a product solely, if at all, of Bach’s pen. The equal partnership of flute and obbligato harpsichord and the galant gestures, especially of the fast movements, call to mind not only the E flat major Sonata (BWV1031), which may well have served as the model, but also the flute sonatas of Quantz and of other Berlin composers. Stylistically, it is the least ‘Bach-like’ of the three ‘doubtful’ sonatas and the present consensus of opinion inclines towards C P E Bach as its composer. One of the three surviving manuscripts is in his hand, while the other two simply carry the name ‘Bach’ at their head. Further doubt arises over the intended instrumentation for the G minor Sonata. The sources call for violin and harpsichord, yet the absence of any double-stopping has led musicians to believe it to have been a work for flute. Equally, though, an oboe qualifies for consideration on grounds of key, compass and apparent similarities between this piece and C P E Bach’s authentic Oboe Sonata in G minor (H566/Wq135).

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002

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Details for CDA67897 track 6
Allegro
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-89706
Duration
5'06
Recording date
19 December 2011
Recording venue
Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Flute Sonatas (CDA67897)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2013
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