PARTITA II BWV 1004 J.S. Bach guitar

The Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) by Johann Sebastian Bach was written
between 1717 and 1720 in Koethen. It is a part of his compositional cycle called Sonatas and
Partitas for Solo Violin.
The famous Partita for violin solo was arranged by Walter Abt in a special way for guitar.
Due to the the chordal structure of the Partita, which is not always possible on the which is
not always possible on the violin, can be reproduced. In addition, Abt has added chordal
embellishments and functional basses in favor of a polyphonic sound. and functional basses.
Except for the ciaccona, the movements are dance types of the time, and they are frequently
listed by their French names: Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gigue, and Chaconne. The
final movement is written in the form of variations, and lasts approximately as long as the first
four movements combined. Performance time of the whole partita varies between 26 and 32
minutes, depending on the approach and style of the performer.