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Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonaten und Partiten

  • for violin
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Editor: Dagmar Glüxam
  • Fingering: Dagmar Glüxam
  • Table of contents:
    Sonata I g-Moll BWV 1001
    Partita I h-Moll BWV 1002
    Sonata II a-Moll BWV 1003
    Partita II d-Moll BWV 1004
    Sonata III C-Dur BWV 1005
    Partita III E-Dur BWV 1006
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Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for violin BWV 1001–1006 | UT50255

  • Edition type: urtext edition
  • Series: Wiener Urtext Edition
  • Grade: 5-8
  • Edition info: Edition and notes on interpretation by Dagmar Glüxam
  • Format: 23.1 × 30.3 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-85055-644-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-50057-280-0
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Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Solo are among the most famous masterpieces of their kind. Unlike the closely related Suites for Violoncello Solo, the violin solos have survived in an autograph manuscript of the composer on the basis of which alone a largely reliable musical text is available. Wiener Urtext Edition uses furthermore an early copyist's copy from Köthen as a secondary source which has not been valued very highly as a source until now. At any rate, some obvious mistakes of the extant autograph fair copy can be clarified on the basis of its text; in addition, it provides a number of supplementary articulations (some even with alternatives) which are examples of how these works were performed according to their time of origin. In the Notes of Interpretation, Dagmar Glüxam explains the relationship between the musical-rhetorical contents of Bach's musical text and their adequate performance, thus showing how absurd many a performance instruction of established editions is.

Sample Pages


  • Sonata II a-Moll BWV 1003
  • Sonata III C-Dur BWV 1005
  • Partita II d-Moll BWV 1004
  • Sonata I g-Moll BWV 1001
  • Partita I h-Moll BWV 1002
  • Partita III E-Dur BWV 1006


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