Bayreuth, Wilhelmine von - Sonata in a minor for flute and basso continuo (Furore)

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The flute sonata, which was only recently discovered and is printed here for the first time, is the second autograph manuscript of Wilhelmine von Bayreuth known at present. The A flat sonata was originally written for the then common transverse flute, and yet it can also be played today with the modern Boehm-flute. The instrumentation of the bass part is not specified: for harpsichord alone, or harpsichord with violoncello to intensify the bass. The presto of the sonata shows, that Wilhelmine preferred "wild thundering flute playing" over an affected performance.


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