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Sonata in B minor for transverse flute and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1030)

By Bach Johann Sebastian

J.S. Bach: Sonata for transverse flute and obbligato harpsichord in B minor (BWV 1030) was written in 1735 when Bach led the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig at that time.  
The sonata consists of three movements: Andante - Largo e dolce - Presto.

The Sonata in B minor is part of a set of six sonatas for various instruments and obbligato harpsichord that Bach composed around 1736-1737. The sonatas are sometimes referred to as the "Flute Sonatas" due to their prominent flute parts.

Jean-Pierre Rampal

Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord). Recorded at Church Notre-Dame du Liban, Paris, France in 1985. Sony Classical

1. Andante, 2. Largo e dolce, 3. Presto

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Susan Rotholz

Kenneth Cooper (piano), 2002, Bridge records

1. Andante

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Susan Rotholz

Kenneth Cooper (piano), 2002, Bridge records

2. Largo e dolce

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Susan Rotholz

Kenneth Cooper (piano), 2002, Bridge records

3. Presto

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Michala Petri

Keith Jarrett (harpsichord), 1992, Sony

1. Andante

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Michala Petri

Keith Jarrett (harpsichord), 1992, Sony

2. Largo e dolce

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Michala Petri

Keith Jarrett (harpsichord), 1992, Sony

3. Presto

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Bach Johann Sebastian

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a German composer who is regarded as one of the most important composers in the history of music. Among most of his popular works – instrumental works for violin (Sonatas and Partitas), cello Suites, keyboard works (Goldberg Variations, The Well-Tempered Clavier) numerous organ compositions (e.g. Toccata and Fugue in D minor), numerous instrumental concertos for keyboard, violin and various instruments (Brandenburg Concertos) as well as some profound vocal music works: Mass in B minor; St. Matthew Passion etc.
J.S.Bach was born in Eisenach as part of The Bach family of musicians. Orphaned at the age of 10, young Johann Sebastian lived with his oldest brother Johann Christoph for five years. During the following years he worked at several protestant churches and as a Kapellmeister at the Prince Leopold court in Köthen (1717-1723).
In 1723 he was appointed as cantor at St. Thomas, the principal Lutheran church in Leipzig (after G.P.Telemann declined to relocate to Leipzig). Even though he was mostly perceived as organist at his time, he gained honorary appointment at the court of Frederic Augustus, King of Poland in Dresden.