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Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031
composer
early to mid-1730s; doubtful attribution

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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'Bach Arrangements' (CDA67309)
Bach Arrangements
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch' (CDA67344)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 3 – Friedman, Grainger & Murdoch
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 5 – Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire & Siloti' (CDA67506)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 5 – Goedicke, Kabalevsky, Catoire & Siloti
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro moderato
Movement 2: Siciliano
Movement 3: Allegro

Sonata in E flat major, BWV1031
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The extent, if any, to which the Sonata in E flat major for flute and obbligato harpsichord, BWV1031, can be attributed to Bach remains in dispute. Probably dating from the early to mid-1730s this immediately appealing music may well be a joint venture of Bach himself and one or other of his two elder sons, perhaps Carl Philipp Emanuel. What is indisputable, however, is the high quality of its craftsmanship and its expressive charm. The opening ‘Allegro moderato’ is introduced by a delightful eight-bar melody played by the harpsichord, after which the flute enters with the main theme. The ‘Siciliano’ is rewardingly written for the flute, its musical substance recalling the first movement of Bach’s C minor violin sonata (BWV1017). In the spirited binary ‘Allegro’, with its repeated sections, there is effective interplay between the two upper parts, bringing this pleasing sonata to a lively conclusion.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002

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Details for CDD22077 disc 2 track 15
Allegro moderato
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-26515
Duration
3'41
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 2 Track 15
    Release date: April 2002
    Deletion date: January 2010
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22077
  2. Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions (CDD22077)
    Disc 2 Track 15
    Release date: June 2011
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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