Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother
The Capriccio on the departure of a beloved brother (Italian: Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo), BWV 992, is an early work by Johann Sebastian Bach, possibly modeled on the Biblical Sonatas of Johann Kuhnau. The story that Bach performed it at age nineteen when his brother Johann Jacob left to become an oboist in the army of Charles XII in Sweden is questionable.
Performed by Sylvia Kind
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- Arioso: Adagio
- Adagiosissimo (or Adagissimo)
- (Andante con moto)
- Aria di Postiglione - Allegro poco
- Fuga all'imitazione della cornetta di postiglione
- David Schulenberg, The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach, 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 2007), p. 86.
- The New Bach Reader: a Life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents, 2nd ed., edited by Hans T. David and Arthur Mendel, revised and enlarged by Christoph Wolff (New York: W.W. Norton, 1998), p. 42.