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Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto No. 2 in G Major, BWV 973  Play

Michael Tsalka Piano

Recorded on 09/19/2006, uploaded on 01/13/2009

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Concerto No. 2 in G Major, BWV 973             Johann Sebastian Bach

 I.   Allegro; II.  Largo; III. Allegro

The second piece on our program is one of the nineteen keyboard arrangements of Italian concertos that Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) did early in his career. This concerto was composed for the violin by Antonio Vivaldi although Bach rearranges and expands much of the original material to better suit the solo keyboard medium. The first and third movements are particularly virtuosic in their fast figurations and quick textural changes. Bach also demonstrates his gift for long ornamented melodies, especially during the lyrical second movement.    Michael Tsalka

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