Q&A

How many Bach works were composed before BWV 1?

How many Bach works were composed before BWV 1?

E.g., BWV 992 was composed many years before BWV 1. BWV numbers were assigned to 1,126 compositions in the 20th century, and more have been added to the catalogue in the 21st century.

What are the numbers in Bach Werke Verzeichnis?

BWV numbers 1 to 1126 appear in the 1998 edition of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis. BWV 31 – Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret (cantata):

Who was the editor of Bach Werke Verzeichnis?

Wolfgang Schmieder, the editor of that catalogue, grouped the compositions by genre, largely following the 19th-century Bach Gesellschaft (BG) edition for the collation (e.g., BG cantata number = BWV number of the cantata): The Anhang of the BWV listed works that were not suitable for the main catalogue, in three sections:

When was the Bach Works Catalogue first published?

The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV; lit. Bach-Works-Catalogue) is a catalogue of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1950, edited by Wolfgang Schmieder.

Who was the editor of the Bach Works Catalogue?

The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV; lit. Bach works catalogue) is a catalogue of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was first published in 1950, edited by Wolfgang Schmieder. The catalogue’s second edition appeared in 1990.

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. BWV numbers 1 to 1126 appear in the 1998 edition of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis.

Who was the copyist of Bach’s first invention?

Info. Manuscript, n.d. (ca.1745-55). Introduction in German with Clavierbüchlein text, Johann Sebastian and Wilhelm Friedmann Bach autographs. Copyist’s name on f.17 front Conforms to first manuscript in BWV.