What does BWV mean in classical music?

What does BWV mean in classical music?

And Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has three letters: BWV, for Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, which is German for “Bach Works Catalogue.” Amazingly enough, the BWV numbers have only been around since 1950. I think my favorite catalogue letters are “Hob.,” short for Hoboken-Verzeichnis.

Why Is Well Tempered Clavier important?

In Bach’s own words The Well-Tempered Clavier was composed “for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study.” These manuscripts were copied and circulated widely throughout Europe but the work was not officially published until 1801.

How do you identify a subject and answer in a fugue?

The fugue subject is the primary melodic idea and is stated by each voice in turn in the first exposition. The answer , called “response” in some texts, refers to the statement of subject in the key of the dominant by the second voice to enter in a fugue.

What is a real answer in a fugue?

IN FUGAL writing, the ”answer” is the presentation of the fugue sub. ject by the second voice to enter. The answer is “real” if this pre sentation is an exact transposition of the statement by the open ing voice (every note a fifth upward or a fourth downward from the original), “tonal” if not exact.

What does BWV 525a stand for?

Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto (Triosonate) für Violine, Violoncello und Basso continuo C-dur (BWV 525a) [Johann Sebastian Bach: Concerto ( Trio sonata) for violin, cello and basso continuo in C major ( BWV 525a)] (in German). Breitkopf & Härtel. ISMN 979-0-004-16727-4.

When was the first edition of BWV 543-548 published?

Published in 1838 by Haslinger ( Hofmeister’s Monatsbericht (1838), p.186 ); this is a republication of an earlier SA Steiner edition (1820s?) of BWV 543-548 whose date needs to be determined. Actually, RAM has a copy of the 6 Preludes and Fugues of which this is a part published around 1812 by J. Riedls Musikhandlung.

What do the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis numbers mean?

The numbers assigned to compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach and by others in the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis are widely used for the unique identification of these compositions. Exceptionally BWV numbers are also indicated as Schmieder (S) numbers (e.g. S. 225 = BWV 225 ). BWV numbers 1 to 1126 appear in the 1998 edition of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis.

What does BWV 249 stand for?

BWV 249.2 (previously 249b) – Verjaget, zerstreuet, zerrüttet, ihr Sterne a.k.a. The Celebration of Genius (secular cantata)