Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Sonata for flute and basso continuo (WQ 128) : a transcription for cello

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dc.contributor.advisor Opie, Peter B.
dc.contributor.advisor Palmer, C. Michael
dc.contributor.author Lakanen, Eric Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-29T19:16:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-29T19:16:49Z
dc.date.issued 2020-05-02
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/202142
dc.description.abstract Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714–1788), the second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach, worked in a transitional period of music between the Baroque and the Classical period. He is considered the most notable sonata composer in Berlin during the reign of Frederick II of Prussia (Frederick the Great). Through C.P.E. Bach’s fifty-seven (57) years of compositions, he worked in all major genres of the time except for opera, making original contributions to each. C.P.E. Bach wrote three cello concertos, including Concerto in A minor, Wq 170 (1750), B-flat major, Wq 171 (1751), and A major, Wq 172, (1753), which also exist as versions for flute and keyboard. These concertos are early examples of virtuosic works for the cello highlighting its merits as a solo instrument, pre-dating the concertos of Boccherini and Haydn by over a decade. These three concertos require great technical skill of both the performer’s left and right hands. With the pieces containing a plethora of Baroque bowing techniques, requiring brisk string crossings with great control in the right hand while moving vertically and horizontally on the fingerboard with the left, it is perhaps unfortunate that C.P.E. Bach’s output of cello works was not greater. ii By studying the shared flute and cello concertos C.P.E. Bach, this dissertation will use comparisons between the works for the two different instruments to create a transcription and a stereo recording of C.P.E. Bach’s Sonata in A minor, Wq 128, for Flute, Keyboard, and Basso continuo for cello, keyboard, and basso continuo. This transcription is intended to help fill both a historical and pedagogical gap in the cello repertoire. SUPPLEMENTARY FILES: 1. I. C.P.E. Bach Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo (Wq 128) - Andante - Eric Lakanen.aif • Stereo recording of the Andante movement from the transcription project. Performed by Eric Lakanen (Solo Cello), Peter Douglas (Harpsicord), and David Pira (Continuo Cello). Recorded, Produced, and Engineered by Eric Lakanen. 2. II. C.P.E. Bach Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo (Wq 128) - Allegro - Eric Lakanen.aif • Stereo recording of the Allegro movement from the transcription project. Performed by Eric Lakanen (Solo Cello), Peter Douglas (Harpsicord), and David Pira (Continuo Cello). Recorded, Produced, and Engineered by Eric Lakanen. 3. III. C.P.E. Bach Sonata for Cello and Basso continuo (Wq128) - Vivace - Eric Lakanen.aif • Stereo recording of the Vivace movement from the transcription project. Performed by Eric Lakanen (Solo Cello), Peter Douglas (Harpsicord), and David Pira (Continuo Cello). Recorded, Produced, and Engineered by Eric Lakanen. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Music
dc.subject.other Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788. Sonatas, flute, continuo, H. 555, A minor; arranged
dc.subject.other Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788. Chamber music
dc.title Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's Sonata for flute and basso continuo (WQ 128) : a transcription for cello en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D.A.) en_US


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