Bach and the Violin (March 8th, 2018, 6:15pm, Tatiana Chulochnikova, violin) explores influences on German string writing (the Rosary Sonatas of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber), as well as Bach's sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord and the famous Chaconne from the Partita in D Minor for unaccompanied violin.
During his tenure as director of the Leipzig Collegium Musicum from 1729 through at least 1741, J.S. Bach produced more than 500 two-hour weekly concerts. Repertoire for these concerts included the “newest kind of music,” especially works in an Italian style, and featured compositions for strings and harpsichord. Bach’s works for unaccompanied violin and violin with obbligato harpsichord, though not expressly written for those concerts, were almost certainly included on the programs.