Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 (Bach, Johann Sebastian)

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Editor Wilhelm Rust (1822–1892)
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Publisher. Info. Ausgewählte Orgelwerke für Klavier zu vier Händen (No.2)
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Misc. Notes complete transcription toccata dminor to harmonica chromatic dedicated for Jean-Simon Taillefer my friend and my harmonica master.
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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1900]. Plate V.A. 1372.
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Publisher. Info. Ausgewählte Orgelwerke für Klavier (No.1)
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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, 1937. Plate M. 15249 Г.
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General Information

Work Title Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bach, Johann Sebastian
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. BWV 565 ; BC.J37
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJB 626
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
First Publication. 1831
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation organ
Primary Sources Bach Digital (source list)
External Links Wikipedia article
Extra Information Bach's authorship of this work is disputed. One possible alternative author is Johann Peter Kellner; see below, Comments

Misc. Comments

  • As Kellner was 3 years old in 1708, composition date should be regarded as quite uncertain really - Schissel  
  • It may be that the Toccata and Fugue is based on an improvisation by Bach and noted down by one of his students.
  • On the other hand, Grove Music does not consider this to be doubtful, although it has quite an extensive list of doubtful and spurious organ and keyboard works.

Organ Works by Johann Sebastian Bach