Download Capriccio in B-flat major, BWV by Johann Sebastian Bach for free from These scholarly notes present an interpretive analysis of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Capriccio on the Absence of the Beloved Brother, BWV (ca. ). TIDAL is the first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Quality music videos and Curated Editorial, expertly crafted by music journalists.

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Hence, the edition is public domain in its country of origin or a government publication.

This increased the tension imposed on the frame, which was reinforced with iron. Contents 1 Performances 1. Naxos Javascript not enabled. Acoustically the instrument was similar to a piano.

At that time he was already an orphan and was expected to bacy a living.

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Please obey the copyright laws of your country. The soundboard and bridge was much heavier than any of classical harpsichords and consequently, to get more volume from the instrument, the strings were longer and heavier. From an album featuring a Revival harpsichord on Pandora Baxh.

The resulting amplitude of sound is much less than classical harpsichords, For example the Flemish harpsichord presented on this site is a loud harpsichord. Bach takes the horn call from the previous movement and nwv it into the countersubject for a trumpet-like main theme.


It is commonly thought that the piece was composed in for the departure of one of Bach’s older brothers – Johan Jacob – to work in the orchestra of the Swedish king.

Performances by same musician s Johannes Brahms Intermezzo in b minor, Op. The large number of cadences in the home key of B-flat Major, suggest a reluctance to let go.

The fourth movement, which is also the shortest in the cycle, offers the turning point. They should not be “dusted off” because the French classical harpsichord is now in fashion. Bav and alternative formats: Such editions are also public domain in Canada because they fail to meet the minimum ‘threshold of originality’ to qualify for copyright as an ‘adaptation’.

The theme entrances keep piling up till the sudden end. Work Title Capriccio sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo Alt ernative. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3. On the other hand the heavier construction of the “Revival” lengthened the sustain, since less sound energy was absorbed from the string by the vibrating soundboard. A seemingly repeated bass line gives the impression of a Passacaglia.

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The Neupert harpsichord is a member of the “Revival” family started by Pleyel. The three musical ideas reach a climactic point when it seems like an entire orchestra is now in full swing, and we hear the horn calls coming from all sides. Editor Hartwig Eichberg Ogg Vorbis files can be found here.


In this movement the performer should add harmonic texture to the score which is only furnished with a figured bachh and sporadic melody. Robert Schumann Liebeslied, Bacb. This attenuated the sound output further. Performer Pages Sylvia Kind harpsichord.

Now that everyone has left and the composer is alone, he is writing what is the only thoroughly worked out piece in the whole Capriccio-a Double Fugue. Ist ein allgemeines Lamento der Freunde Start Andante con moto All hier kommen die Freunde weil sie doch sehen, dass es anders nicht sein kann und nehmen Abschied Aria di Postiglione: Fuga all’imitazione della cornetta di postiglione.

I thought it a work of his old age but the maturity of the teenage composer is beyond belief! The piece was written while Bach was still a teenager.