Home Home Home

Bach Quiz No. 10 - Februrary/March 1999
check out the answers to December 1997's Quiz, January 1998's Quiz, February 1998's Quiz, March 1998's Quiz,
April 1998's Quiz, May 1998's Quiz, June 1998's Quiz, July 1998's Quiz, August & September 1998's Quiz,
February & March 1999's Quiz, April 1999's Quiz, May & June 1999's Quiz, July 1999's Quiz, August 1999's Quiz,
September 1999's Quiz, October 1999's Quiz, November 1999's Quiz, and December 1999's Quiz

Scott Slapin - The Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

This month's prize has been provided by
Scott Slapin

Scott Slapin - Viola

The Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
Partita for Solo Flute

Transcribed for Viola

     The Stewart Society for the Recorded Sound is pleased to announce the release of J. S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Violin (BWV 1001-1006) and the Unaccompanied Partita for Flute (BWV 1013) performed on the viola by Scott Slapin.
     This two-disc set is the first complete recording of these works on the viola and undoubtedly a milestone in the history of the viola as a solo instrument.

The Quiz ...

     If your answers are correct, you will be entered into the contest to win a Bach CD. Winners will be selected at random at the end of the month and notified by e-mail. You may answer the quiz more than once but only your last entry will be counted.
You may also put the answers to the questions in an e-mail message and send it to: bachquiz@unpronounceable.com.

What is one of the differences between a Viola and a Viola da Gamba?

Any valid difference between these two instruments was accepted. Examples of valid answers are:
The Viola is a member of the Violin family and the Viola da Gamba is a member of the Viol family.
The Viola is held under the chin and the Viola da Gamba is held between the legs.
The Viola has four strings and the Viola da Gamba ( in general ) has six strings.
A Viola da Gamba has frets and the Viola doesn't.

Where and when were the Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin composed?

circa 1720 in Coethen ( other spellings accepted )

Which Brandenburg Concerto includes no Violin parts but
prominantly features the Viola?

The Sixth Brandenburg Concerto was scored for 2 Violas, 2 Viola da Gambas ( or would that be Violas da Gamba? ), Violoncello, and Basso Continuo ( Violone and Harpsichord ).

Your Name:
Your e-mail Address:
Make sure your e-mail address is correct so you can be contacted.

( It may take a minute for the form script to finish. Please be patient.
If, for some reason, the form submission doesn't work, please use the e-mail option )


«««     Home     »»»