Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Complete Edition

Edited by the Bach-Archiv Leipzig in the context of the Bach-Repertorium, a research project of the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710–1784), the eldest son of Johann Sebastian, enjoyed the reputation of an outstanding, but at the same time one of the most independent-minded composers of his age. His work represents the ambitious attempt to absorb the legacy of his father and to develop the taste of his own generation further.

To date, only part of his surviving oeuvre has been published and this frequently in a form which misrepresents the composer. Due to unfavorable circumstances various attempts to publish a Complete Edition (ca. 1913 by Martin Falck and in the 1930s by Max Seiffert) were either not realized or they were broken off at an early stage. Now for the fi rst time the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, supported by the Packard Humanities Institute (Los Altos, California, USA), is publishing the complete surviving works of this eldest son of Bach in a comprehensive edition edited by Peter Wollny.


Volumes of the Complete Edition

Piano Works

1. Sonatas and concerto for harpsichord solo, Concerto for two harpsichords

2. Polonaises, fugues and phantasies for harpsichord solo; Shorter works for one keyboard instrument; Works for mechanical instruments; canons

Chamber Music

3. Duets, Solo sonatas and Trio sonatas

Orchestral Music

4. Concertos for harpsichord

5. Concerto for two harpsichords, Concerto for flute

6. Sinfonies


Vocal Music

7. Cantatas for Advent, Christmas and New Year

8. Cantatas for Easter, Ascension and Whitsun

9. Cantatas for the Feasts of the Virgin Mary and for the Sundays of the Church Year

10. Cantatas for special occasions

11. Masses and separate movements


Complete subscription: 20% discount of the valid retail price. Partial subscription (volume 1-6 or volume 7-11) also 20% discount of the valid retail price.

W.F.Bach: Complete Edition Vol. 1

The first Complete Edition of the surviving works of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach will be initiated with his sonatas and concertos for harpsichord. Peter Wollny (Bach-Archiv Leipzig) is the director of...

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W.F.Bach: Complete Edition, Vol. 3

Chamber music played an important role in the creative output of W. F. Bach, even though the surviving body of his works is not large. The duets, flute sonatas and trio sonatas originated primarily...

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