Johann Sebastian BACH


Sämtliche Klavierwerke I: TOCCATEN


Pietro Soraci, piano

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From the booklet: “The term “Toccata” refers to an instrumental composition with a maximum of virtuosity and a free form.
It is generally intended, according to different musical periods, to be played with the lute, the organ, the harpsichord or the piano. Its introductory function and improvisatory characteristic style made it a free form where brilliantly virtuosic passages co-existed with other more meditative or strictly polyphonic ones. The word toccata first appears in a publication of 1536 in an Italian collection of lute music. It was not until the 1590s, however, that the term came into more general use to describe keyboard pieces that called for a dexterity in performance involving runs and arpeggios.” (by Marco Beccari)

[1] Toccata No. 1 in F sharp minor BWV 910
(1709-1711 no later than 1714)

[2] Toccata No. 2 in C minor BWV 911
(1709-1711 no later than 1714)

[3] Toccata No. 3 in D major BWV 912

[4] Toccata No. 4 in D minor BWV 913
(1703-1707 more likely 1706-1707)

[5] Toccata No. 5 in E minor BWV 914

[6] Toccata No. 6 in G minor BWV 915

[7] Toccata No. 7 in G major BWV 916


  • Composer(s): Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Label: Da Vinci Classics
  • Genre: Chamber Music
  • Period: 18th Century
  • Catalogue No: C00004
  • Barcode: 0806810508848

The project is created and coordinated by Pietro Soraci and Edmondo Filippini
Photo: Itsukushima Jinja, Miyajima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Design and art direction by 一般社団法人 Osaka Mozart Association
Produced by 一般社団法人 Osaka Mozart Association
The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Osaka Mozart Association

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