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Concerto in G major 'Fantasia', BWV571
composer
doubtful attribution

Recordings
'Bach: Organ Cornucopia' (CDA67139)
Bach: Organ Cornucopia
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67139 
'Bach: The Complete Organ Works' (CDS44121/36)
Bach: The Complete Organ Works
CDS44121/36  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro
Track 8 on CDA67139 [3'37]
Track 8 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [3'37] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 2: Adagio
Track 9 on CDA67139 [1'51]
Track 9 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [1'51] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted
Movement 3: Chaconne
Track 10 on CDA67139 [2'14]
Track 10 on CDS44121/36 CD8 [2'14] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price) — Deleted

Concerto in G major 'Fantasia', BWV571
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The Concerto in G, BWV571, is in the standard three-movement form of the concerto grosso but is identified in the sources both as ‘Fantasia’ and ‘Partita’. Although the lively first movement occasionally hints at the tutti/solo alternation of the concerto it can also be heard as a rigorous working-out of the opening theme. After a dramatic interrupted cadence, the figuration with which the movement ends is definitely that of the fantasia rather than the concerto. The brief slow movement in E minor is based on a sighing figure, heard both in its original descending form and in inversion. This leads directly into the third movement, a chaconne based on a descending six-note theme clearly present throughout. On its final appearance in the bass, two extra notes are added to make a complete octave, leading to a pedal point for the final flourish and cadence.

from notes by Stephen Westrop © 1999

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