Bach: Italian Concerto


  • Piano solo
  • Piano accompaniment
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • Violin
  • String Bass
  • Chamber Orchestra


The Bach Italian Concerto was at first written exclusively for a two-manual harpsichord or “Clavicymbal”. The two-manual instrument was a deliberate choice by Bach. It enabled player and composer to explore new timbral contrasts and dynamic gradations previously unavailable to keyboard players.

This arrangement is orchestrated for a small group of players at a similar or lower level in Concerto Grosso style.

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