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