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Such music is a reminder that the Baroque era was essentially a romantic age in the deeply expressive nature of its art.

Search Search Gift Shop cart Cart. Above a chromatically descending, passacaglia-like bass, the soloist intones a mournful song full of rich emotion. Most of the model works were originally for solo violin, but the esteemed English musicologist Sir Donald Tovey showed that the Concerto in A major BWV was written originally for oboe d’amore, an ancestor of the modern English horn.

The jubilant finale, modeled perhaps on the gigue, returns the dancing motion and high spirits of the first movement. Connect facebook twitter youtube instagram tumblr.

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Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major, BWV 1055R (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations. Among the best-known of such pieces in the Bach canon are the concertos for harpsichord, all of which seem to be arrangements of some of his earlier music, much identified, some conjectured. Visit The John F. It was a common 18th-century practice for composers bsv rework their own music and that of bv, in those pre-copyright days to fill a new need.


Oboe d’amore Concerto In A major, BWV

All performances at the Kennedy Center will go on as scheduled, but our public hours are curtailed. Back American Opera Initiative. Gift Shop Shop Now. Between the columns of the ritornellilike sparkling stained glass windows, the solo instrument develops a complementary motive.

Rodda Like the musical talent of the Bach family, many of Johann Sebastian’s compositions went through several generations.

The orchestral accompaniment remained largely unchanged in all these concerted works.

The regular phrases, disposed in eight-measure blocks, give this movement a dance-like quality. Bach or one of his talented sons was soloist at the keyboard for many of those regular Friday concerts held at a local coffee house.

Though the original manuscript of the oboe d’amore concerto is lost, the score of the harpsichord concerto based bw it clearly differentiates between the neat notation copied from the earlier version, and the ornaments and elaborations later written spontaneously to adapt the solo line to the keyboard.


The reconstruction by Wilfried Fischer for a solo wind instrument, a most attractive affair, was accomplished by eliminating the keyboard decorations to reveal the simpler, original version.

The opening movement of the Oboe d’amore Concerto begins with a vivacious orchestral ritornello whose? Back Young Artist Program. Back Plan Your Trip. Experience the Digital Stage. The following Larghetto offers a stark contrast in mood from the jolly opening movement.