List of chamber music works by Johann Sebastian Bach

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Chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach refers to the compositions in the tenth chapter of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV, catalogue of Bach's compositions),[1] or, in the New Bach Edition, the compositions in Series VI.[2] Chamber music is understood as containing:

Works for solo violin, cello or flute[edit]

Sonatas and partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006)[edit]

  • BWV 1001 – Sonata No. 1 in G minor
  • BWV 1002 – Partita No. 1 in B minor
  • BWV 1003 – Sonata No. 2 in A minor
  • BWV 1004 – Partita No. 2 in D minor
  • BWV 1005 – Sonata No. 3 in C major
  • BWV 1006 – Partita No. 3 in E major
    • BWV 1006a – Suite in E major (transcription of Partita No. 3 for solo violin, BWV 1006)

Suites for solo cello (BWV 1007–1012)[edit]

Partita for solo flute (BWV 1013)[edit]

Two or more instruments[edit]

Six sonatas for harpsichord and violin (BWV 1014–1019)[edit]

  • BWV 1014 – Sonata in B minor for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1015 – Sonata in A major for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1016 – Sonata in E major for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1017 – Sonata in C minor for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1018 – Sonata in F minor for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1018a – Adagio in F minor for violin and harpsichord (early version of movement 3 from BWV 1018)
  • BWV 1019 – Sonata in G major for violin and harpsichord
  • BWV 1019a – Sonata in G major for violin and harpsichord (earlier version of BWV 1019)

Other works for accompanied violin (BWV 1020–1026)[edit]

  • BWV 1020 – Sonata in G minor for violin (or flute/recorder) and harpsichord (now attributed to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – H 542.5)[3]
  • BWV 1021 – Sonata in G major for violin and basso continuo
  • BWV 1022 – Sonata in F major for violin and harpsichord (doubtful, possibly by C. P. E. Bach)[3]
  • BWV 1023 – Sonata in E minor for violin and basso continuo
  • BWV 1024 – Sonata in C minor for violin and basso continuo (doubtful)
  • BWV 1025 – Suite in A major for violin and harpsichord (after a sonata by Sylvius Leopold Weiss) (doubtful, possibly by C. P. E. Bach)[3]
  • BWV 1026 – Fugue in G minor for violin and harpsichord

Sonatas for viola da gamba and keyboard instrument (BWV 1027–1029)[edit]

Sonatas for flute and keyboard instrument (BWV 1030–1035)[edit]

Trio sonatas (BWV 1036–1040)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (BWV2a) Alfred Dürr, Yoshitake Kobayashi (eds.), Kirsten Beißwenger. Bach Werke Verzeichnis: Kleine Ausgabe, nach der von Wolfgang Schmieder vorgelegten 2. Ausgabe. Preface in English and German. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1998. ISBN 3765102490 - ISBN 978-3765102493, pp. 411–423
  2. ^ The New Bach Edition – Series VI: Chamber Music at the Bärenreiter website
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Basso, Alberto (it). 1979. Frau Musika: la vita e le opere di J.S. Bach, EDT. ISBN 978-88-7063-011-4, p. 702.