Composer
BACH,JS
Title
Sonata in Eb (BWV1031)
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Editor
Barthold Kuijken
Publisher
Breitkopf & Hartel
Grade
3
Product Code
01B110008689

Sonata in Eb Major (BWV 1031/H.545) for flute and harpsichord composed by JS Bach
Edited and with a commentary by Barthold Kuijken for Flute and Piano
Includes score and parts

URTEXT Edition
Continuo realization by Siebe Henstra 

Is it Bach or isn’t it? And if so, which Bach? Even Barthold Kuijken, a Bach specialist if ever there was one, can provide no definitive answer to this question. As to the work itself, the E flat major sonata has been "demoted” from the main body of the BWV to the Appendix as a result of its dubious authorship. "In summary”, writes the author, "BWV 1031 is untypical of C. P. E. Bach (and W. F. Bach), too thin for J. S. Bach and too good for Quantz. ... In the end, we can comfort ourselves with the thought that in spite of all these considerations, the piece remains the same - even though we cannot fail to ignore that BWV 1031 is played much less frequently now that J. S. Bach’s authorhship is disputed."

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