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Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratro dilettissimo BWV 992

Edition Without Fingering

By Johann Sebastian Bach

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Piano piano (Piano solo) - L3, L4
Edition Without Fingering. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Georg Von Dadelsen. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Edition without fingering. Classical. Softcover. 12 pages. G. Henle #HN1375. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481375).

Item Number: HL.51481375

9.25x12 inches.

Along with his major cycles such as the English and French suites, the Goldberg Variations or the Well-Tempered Clavier, Bach also left a wreath of single pieces with a great diversity of titles; they stem in large part from his early youth and student period around the years 1700-1710. The title of the present work – translated as “Capriccio on the departure of his most beloved brother” – reveals that this is programmatic, onomatopoeic music of the kind that was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. In its six short and imaginatively-titled movements Bach shows a different side of himself from the usual polyphonist. Perhaps we owe this piece to the departure of his brother Johann Jacob Bach, who entered service in Sweden in 1704.

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