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Why is the Chaconne from Bach's Partita for Violin No. 2 so widely lauded?

I think Mr. Bell is a little over the top. But the Chaconne is an impressive compositional achievement. Consider the challenge: you want to write a chaconne - that is, a dance piece built over a ...
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Need help recognizing Bach's piece

It's a theme from the D major Partita's Sarabande, BWV 828. Here we are in A major.
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Contrabasson or contrabass in the begining of this Harnoncourt recording of Johannespassion, BWV 245, Part 1: "Herr, unser Herrscher"

There is one bassoonist in the personnel list, who is credited as playing both bassoon and contrabassoon. Obviously, he wasn't playing both at the same time. There are also two players credited as ...
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What is the following Bach edition number?

(Assuming you want the BWV number) This is tricky: It is a transcription for guitar of the partita for violin solo #1, BWV 1002, Tempo di borea. See e.g. youtube
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This is a piece by Bach; but I don't know which one

The piece is an arrangement of the Polonaise from J.S. Bach's Suite No.2 in B minor. It's played by the quitar/requinto duo "Los Gemelos"
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Is there a symphony with a Toccata and Fugue movement?

It's very likely this "symphony" is fictional. There are a number of symphonies with movements entitled either "Toccata" or "Fugue". The last movement of Charles-Marie Widor's Symphony for Organ no....
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Why did Glenn Gould love the Elizabethan keyboard composers?

Although he mentions the Elizabethans in many interviews, broadcasts, and essays, his discography turns out to include only one recording of them (CBS, S 72988). That is sufficient explanation for why ...
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Has anyone recorded a cello version of Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major (BWV 846)

Pieter Wispelwey recorded a version with Richard Egarr on an album called "Gamba Sonatas" for the label Channel Classics.
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Violin recording of Johann Ernst Prinz playing Bach Violin Concerto in C Major? (BWV 984)

If anyone is interested, the recording was by Freiburg Musica Poetica Ensemble, and the album is: Bach, J.S.: Mein Herze Schwimmt!
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Has anyone recorded a cello version of Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major (BWV 846)

Wikipedia for The Well-Tempered Clavier lists an Ave Maria by Gounod, based on the Prelude, for piano & cello, but I can't find anything else
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