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Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005
composer
1720; CŲthen; Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato Libro Primo; first published in 1802

Recordings
'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CDA67691/2)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CDD22009)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
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'Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin' (CKD366)
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin
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'Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp' (CDA67873)
Bach: Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 10 – Saint-Saëns & Philipp
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Movement 1: Adagio
Track 6 on CDA67691/2 CD2 [4'11] 2CDs
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Movement 2: Fuga
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Movement 2: Fugue
arranger
dedicated to Wilhelmine Clauss-Szarvady; published in 1873 by Durand Schoenewerk

Track 11 on CDA67873 [7'04]
Movement 3: Largo
Track 8 on CDA67691/2 CD2 [3'20] 2CDs
arranger
dedicated to Wilhelmine Clauss-Szarvady; published in 1873 by Durand Schoenewerk

Track 12 on CDA67873 [3'09]
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Movement 4: Allegro assai
Track 9 on CDA67691/2 CD2 [4'19] 2CDs
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Sonata No 3 in C major, BWV1005
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The third and last of the Sonatas (BWV1005) is in the key of C major and begins with an elegiacally expressive Adagio whose writing embraces one-part to four-part texture. It leads to an immense, multiple-layered Fuga, 354 bars in length, whose single subject derives from the Pentecostal antiphon ‘Veni Sancte Spiritus’, from which the chorale melody ‘Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott’ also derives. The scale of the movement, its contrapuntal density, the sustained ingenuity of the writing and its intimidating technical requirements, make it a daunting challenge to the performer. As such it may be regarded as a companion piece to the D minor Ciaccona. The lyrical and serene melody of the third movement Largo, in F major, provides both expressive contrast and necessary relief from the imposing, concentrated and technically challenging content of the Fuga which preceded it. The C major Sonata concludes with a spirited and brilliantly coloured Allegro assai in which Bach, once more, leads the performer and his instrument towards the limits of possibility.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2009

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Details for CDD22009 disc 2 track 9
Allegro assai
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-00925
Duration
4'33
Recording date
27 May 1996
Recording venue
Orford Church, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin (CDD22009)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: October 2006
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