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  • Initialism used to indicate a particular work of music according to a reference number assigned in the Thematisch-systematisches Verzeichnis der musikalischen Werke von Johann Sebastian Bach, a catalog which provides a reference number for each work of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, or which has been attributed to him.


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Initialism for the German Bach ("J.S.Bach")-Werke ("works")-Verzeichnis ("catalog").


  • If we could have afforded what we were looking for at the time, we would have stayed in BWV.

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  • Wilcox Vølund ApS ( 'BWV'), and the defendant, the Confederation of Danish Employers (Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening) ( 'DA'), acting on behalf of BWV, concerning the dismissal of Mr Holst by BWV.

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  • He spoke of people in three categories: non-Christians, Christians, and Christians with a "BWV", which stands for "

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  • In contrast, the Bach concerto, BWV 1056r, when presented on this scale, suggested contrapuntally active yet intimate chamber music, especially at the group's relaxed tempos and restrained dynamics.

    Music review: Ensemble 415 at Library of Congress

  • To open the concert, William Neil gave a powerful account of J.S. Bach's "Fantasia" and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542, on the church's magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ.

    From City Choir of Washington, triumph out of tragedy

  • But Willis's easygoing, dancing phrasing warmed up the chamber-sized dimensions of the playing, and once the intonation settled, in time for the bewitching Siciliano of the E-major concerto (BWV 1053), the group began to exude more confidence, and the closing Allegro had a happy brio.

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  • Alas, the aforesaid parking situation (ars longa; meter brevis) meant I had to leave before one of my favorites, the BWV 1052 D-minor concerto.

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  • The G minor sonata, BWV 1029, and prelude and fugue in C minor, BWV 871, are highlights of this very well-played CD: Each has a depth and richness, even a profundity, in this instrumental combination, that goes beyond their sound with harpsichord accompaniment.

    Album reviews: 17th century works for viola da gamba

  • Arnold Bax chose the glorious Fantasia in G major BWV 572; Herbert Howells the beautifully cool and understated organ prelude "O Mensch, bewein 'dein' Sünde gross" BWV 622, and Ralph Vaughan Williams took charming liberties with "Ach bleib 'bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ" BWV 649.

    Bach: A Bach Book for Harriet Cohen and other British transcriptions, Jonathan Plowright (piano)

  • A third setting of the chorale – another Bach Leipzig Chorale, BWV 661 – possessed a bustling energy and imposing force fascinatingly different from the first two settings.

    In performance: Grace Church Bach Festival


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