The Sonata in E major for flute and basso continuo BWV is a sonata for transverse flute and figured bass composed by Bach in the s. It was written as the result of a visit in to the court of Frederick the Great in Potsdamwhere Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel had been appointed principal harpsichordist to the king the previous year.
It was dedicated to Michael Gabriel Fredersdorfthe king's valet and private secretary, who, like the king, was an amateur flautist.
The surviving nineteenth-century sources Adagio Ma Non Tanto - The Aulos Ensemble the sonata carry dedications to Frederick the Great 's private secretary, Michael Gabriel Fredersdorf : one of the earliest hand copies of BWV is annotated "after the autograph by the composer, which was written annowhen Adagio Ma Non Tanto - The Aulos Ensemble was at Potsdam, for privy chamberlain Fredersdorf.
He acted as an intermediary with the Dresden flautist-composer Joachim Quantzwho not only composed for Frederick but also gave him lessons and supplied him with instruments.
When Frederick became king inhe appointed Bach's son Carl Phillip Emanuel as the principal court harpsichordist. One and a half year's later in DecemberQuantz also joined the court where he served as composer and flute teacher until the end of his career. Before that, in the summer of Bach made his first visit to Berlin, staying near the royal palace on Unter den Linden with his friend Georg Ernst Stahl, a court doctor.
As his correspondence with his family in Leipzig shows, on this first Bonjour - Lemongrass - The 5th Dimension Bach did not have an official audience with the king, but—in view of the dedication—must have conferred with Fredersdorf. As Oleskiewiczp. The alternation of the semidemiquaver melismas with the semiquaver triplet passages along with the passages of coupled semiquaver figures are also typical of Bach's Leipzig style.
Likewise the dancelike Allegro in a lively 2 4 time signature follows the pattern of his Leipzig works, an acquiescence to the galant style so popular at the time. Adagio Ma Non Tanto - The Aulos Ensemble the slow Siciliano, the opening theme of the flute is taken up in canon a bar later in the bass line.
The last Allegro assai also has galant elements, with its binary form —like the second and third movements—and its quirky dancelike rhythms. Both fast movements contain trills and brilliant semiquaver passagework. Eppsteinp. The sonata was written for transverse flute and continuobut has been arranged for other instruments see above.
The sonata, and its transposed version in F major for alto recorder, are part of the standard examination repertoire for the ABRSM and other national examining boards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from BWV Adagio ma non tanto. Allegro assai. Performed by Alex Murray transverse flute and Martha Goldstein harpsichord. The continuo part can be played on one or more instruments. Along with other flute sonatas by Bach, the sonata has entered the standard repertoire used for examination purposes for both flute and recorder in several countries, when it is usually performed with piano accompaniment from an authorised edition using a fixed realisation of the figured bass.
For more details see Powell Chamber music and orchestral works by, and transcriptions after, Johann Sebastian Bach. List of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. Namespaces Article Talk.
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