he Dutch harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt (1928-2012) transcribed/arranged the works for solo violin and solo cello for harpsichord in the years 1975-1978. His recordings and recitals were very impressive and successful. On the initiative of his wife Marie and his daughter Saskia Leonhardt I am currently preparing an edition of these transcriptions from his manuscripts. See also Facebook!
The works are:
- violin solo: BWV 1001, 1002, 1004, 1005 (first movement Altnickol or WF Bach?), 1006
- cello: BWV 1010, 1011, 1012
- Allemande (flute) BWV 1013, Sarabande (lute) BWV 997.
This will result in some 150 pages of “new Bach harpsichord music"! Many of these pieces are among the most attractive Bach ever wrote (Ciaconna, Preludes, Sarabandes etc).
Bärenreiter is going to publish and print the book.
Everything is typeset now, and I am in the course of a second correction round. Herewith I include a few samples.