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Bach, JS - Double Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043 - Two Violins and Piano - edited by Oistrakh - Edition Peters

Bach, JS - Double Concerto in d minor, BWV 1043 - Two Violins and Piano - edited by Oistrakh - Edition Peters | 0654 206

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The Concerto for Two Violins in d minor, BWV 1043 by J.S. Bach (also known as the Double Concerto) is a prime example of the late Baroque style. It exhibits Bach's utter command of counterpoint, with fugal sections and tight imitation between the two violins. For the violinists, it is simultaneously a solo work and a chamber work: both violinists take turns as the "soloist," but the scope of this music is so much bigger than the notion of "soloist" that it quickly becomes not two voices vying for prominence, but one voice with two parts. While all three movements are rich in melody, harmony, and texture, the sublime second movement may be, in this writer's opinion, one of the most beautiful pieces ever composed. An indispensable work for any violinist!

This edition for two violins with piano reduction is edited by David Oistrakh, with piano reduction by Wilhelm Weismann. Published by Edition Peters. 

Difficulty: A4 

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Title: Double Concerto in d minor, BWB 1043
Composer: J.S. Bach
Editor: David Oistrakh
Publisher: Edition Peters
Instrumentation: 2 violins and piano
Parts Included: Violin I part; Violin II part; Piano score
Additional Notes: Piano reduction by Wilhelm Weismann.

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Asked On: 11/18/2016

Does this concerto have all 3 movements? Can you send an image of the violin part so I can see how crammed or not crammed it is on a page? Thanks, Charlotte

SHAR Answer:

Hello Charlotte. Yes, this is the complete Urtext edition of the concerto (all movements). While I cannot post images here, the violin parts are not in score form, so each player reads off of their own booklet. The First violin has 10 systems on the first page, while the Second violin has 7 systems on the first page. This is so that both parts have three-measures of rest to facilitate the page turn. The print is very clear and uncluttered, with only one set of fingering suggestions.

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