Concerto in B Minor (BWV 979) for Piano
Uploaded on Jun 27, 2017
The concerto transcriptions of Johann Sebastian Bach date from his second period at the court in Weimar (1708–1717). Bach transcribed for organ and harpsichord a number of Italian and Italianate concertos, mainly by Antonio Vivaldi, but with others by Alessandro Marcello, Benedetto Marcello, Georg Philipp Telemann and the musically talented Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar. It is thought that most of the transcriptions were probably made in 1713–1714. Their publication by C.F. Peters in the 1850s and by Breitkopf & Härtel in the 1890s played a decisive role in the Vivaldi revival of the twentieth century.
Bach's transcription BWV 979 was long considered as being after a Violin Concerto in D minor Giuseppe Torelli, but a more trustworthy source ascribes the original to Antonio Vivaldi (RV Anh. 10). Indeed, this exciting piece is much more typical of Vivaldi, and is clearly an early work, written in the freely-flowing, 'fantastic' concerto manner closely related to the style of Vivaldi's L'Estro Armonico from 1711, with which Bach was also familiar. The transcription for the harpsichord has been carried out with great flair.
Source: Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concerto_transcriptions_for_organ_and_harpsichord_(Bach)).
Although originally written for Harpsichord. I created this Transcription of the Concerto in B Minor (BWV 979) for Piano.
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