[Original collection] 6 Suites BWV 1007‑1012

Chamber music

solo violoncello
Work history
EZ Köthen period (BWV 1007–1010); probably Leipzig period (BWV 1011 u. 1012 → style, instrument); planned as a 2nd part for the Vl-Soli → BWV 1001–1006; earliest manuscript copy around 1727–1731. In addition to the explicit mention of a Vc in AMBs copy, an instrument which was not standardised in size, design and style of playing at the time, the execution on other Instruments like Vc picc, Va, Va da spalla etc (all used by Bach in multiple works) is also possible. The Leipzig-based Instrument maker J. C. Hoffmann built (at the instigation of Bach) a 5-stringed Viola pomposa , which was held on the arm, such as BWV 1012 requires. Bach arranged BWV 1011 for lute at a later time → BWV 995.
relation from other works:
has as part BWV 1007
has as part BWV 1008
has as part BWV 1009
has as part BWV 1010
has as part BWV 1011
has as part BWV 1012
Original sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 269
Additional sources
D-B Mus.ms. Bach P 289 [Konvolut]
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