Posted 22 May 2020 - 05:49
Posted 22 May 2020 - 09:56
Posted 22 May 2020 - 11:19
Posted 22 May 2020 - 16:40
Is there an editorial intro in the score that might help? My edition of the Bach flute sonatas has an interesting discussion of No.2, which is possibly by CPE rather than JS. At the end of the day no one will ever know who wrote it, so there's no 'right' answer, just individual hunches. Being by one composer or the other doesn't alter the quality of the music, just the historical background.
A familiarity with the arguments for and against is what your daughter needs, and she doesn't have to make a big thing of it unless it's an aspect of the piece that she particularly wants to highlight in the notes. In which case, as Invidia says, it may come up in the viva.
Posted 23 May 2020 - 11:10
It's presumably BWV 1020 - originally in G minor for violin and continuo? I'd certainly mention that it is now frequently ascribed to Bach's son, CPE, and that it has been arranged for a number of instruments, including flute as well as saxophone. The original accompaniment is for basso continuo - so only the bass line is authentic, the rest of the accompaniment being the work of a modern editor, and hence there are differences in the accompaniment according to which edition is used. This might give rise to discussion about the nature of basso continuo and figured bass in Baroque music. There is also the interesting point of how well the music sounds on an instrument (the saxophone) that was unknown in the lifetime of either JS or CPE Bach, as well as being accompanied by an instrument (the piano) that neither Bach would have expected (they would have most likely expected harpsichord and cello).
The structure is also important, and very typical of the late Baroque solo sonata: three movements (fast-slow-fast) with the outer movements in the minor and the middle movement in a related major key (the submediant).
The stylistic differences between JS and CPE Bach are interesting, but probably a little advanced for this level, especially as this sonata was probably written in 1734, making it a very early work for CPE (i.e. it's in a late Baroque style, like the music of his dad, rather than in CPE's later, pre-classical empfindsamer Stil).
Posted 25 May 2020 - 09:49
Posted Today, 13:10
As an amateur organist and a professional scientific researcher, a research without a concrete answer can already be valuable enough. A comparison with other works by CPE Bach AND quoting examples to argue against looks like a good, stimulating study with enough insight into the style.