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What does BC stand for?

BC stands for Basso Continuo (Bassline/accompaniment in Baroque music)


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Bach's Gamba Sonata in G minor is in fact an arrangement of the Trio Sonata for two flutes and basso continuo in G major that Bach composed around the same time and bears witness to what is perhaps Bach's most important contribution to the development of eighteenth century chamber music: the elevation of the harpsichord from subordinate to equal (sometimes superior), fully written-out musical partner in the duo sonata style.
9781576472095 Johann David Heinichen's Grundliche Anweisung (1711); comprehensive instruction on basso continuo with historical biographies.
Part III, dedicated to performance practice, gives an overview of understanding ornamentation and chapters such as Basso Continuo, Meter and Tempo, Tuning and Temperament, and Pitch and Transposition.
Another controversial area to which Brewer contributes relates to the use of basso continuo instruments.
His triosonata in F Major for oboe, violin and basso continuo, was performed by cellist Katrin Meingast, visiting baroque harpsichord expert Christoph Teichner and musicians from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO): violinist Tobias Gette and oboeist Claire Glago.
Verhelst is professor of harpsichord, basso continuo and chamber music at the Lemmensinstitute in Belgium.
A run-of-the-mill Vivaldi concerto for flute, violin, bassoon, and basso continuo at least provided a forum for sophisticated, rich-toned flute-playing from Carol Redman; and a Telemann sonata for two violins, viola, and basso continuo, a slightly better-than-average accomplishment from its composer, was enriched by elegant playing from violinist Stephen Redfield, who viewed this piece (which was rather old-fashioned for its time) through the prism of French-style ornamentation.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Much of the music on this recording was published in 1618 under the tide Il prima libro delle musiche, a collection of pieces for one or two voices with basso continuo.

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