Theme from Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in G Minor by von Bayreuth-Aversa

These arrangements provides a long-awaited opportunity to introduce the elementary/late elementary level pianist to melodies composed by women in the time period usually associated with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Wilhelmine von Bayreuth was born Princess Wilhelmine of Prussia, the daughter of Frederick William I of Prussian and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover. She was a lutenist and composed opera as well as chamber music. She and her husband Frederick Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth ushered in a style of architecture at their estate that became known as Bayreuth-Rococo. The theme is sprightly and can be taught by rote. Students really enjoy playing this in lessons and in recital!

Looking for more easy piano versions of works by historical women composers? This arrangement was commissioned by Penny Lazarus Piano Studio as part of an effort to expand the early piano repertoire with pieces by women composers of the last 900 years.

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Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings in G Minor

  • original composition by Wilhelmine von Bayreuth
  • arrangements for solo piano by Eleanor Aversa
    • Elementary
    • Late Elementary
  • MIDI performances by Penny Lazarus, NCTM
  • historical commentary by Penny Lazarus