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Trio Sonate and Canon from the Musical Offering BWV1079 Nos 8 & 9


From the Publisher

Bach’s Trio Sonata for flute, violin and basso continuo from the Musical Offering is probably the pre-eminent trio sonata in music history. When Bach met King Frederick the Great in Potsdam in 1747, the sovereign presented the composer with the celebrated “Royal Theme”, composed by himself. It underpins the entire Musical Offering, which also contains several fugues and canons as well as the Trio Sonata. The Canon perpetuus that follows the Trio can also be played by a trio. The term “perpetuus” here means that the performers themselves are to determine when the canon ends.

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Category: Trio Sonatas
Publisher: G. Henle Verlag
Publisher's reference: HN294
Our Stock Code: 920711
Media Type: Paperback