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An Inveterate Borrower

J S Bach's
Köthener Trauermusik -
impresses
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... incomparable music ...'

J S Bach: Köthener Trauermusik - Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon. © 2014 harmonia mundi sa

Bach was an inveterate borrower from himself and others, so this reconstruction of the Prince Leopold funeral music has every justification. Forkel seems to have been in possession of the original as late as 1818, since when it has disappeared. Bach had great admiration for his previous employer at Cöthen, who died far too young in his early thirties. Bach had remained in touch with Cöthen, where his second wife Anna Magdalena had also been employed...

Copyright © 17 December 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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J S BACH: KÖTHENER TRAUERMUSIK - PYGMALION

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

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