techneut wrote:Francois de Larrard wrote:Thanks Monica ! Would it be possible to write Allegro moderato, Adagio, Allegro instead of 1st, 2nd and 3rd movement ?
No, we should not do that, although it's already happened in the links in this topic.
These tempo indications are not original and don't appear in the manuscript or in any Urtext edition. Bach seldom wrote any tempo indications. Do these appear in some French edition perhaps ? They make perfect sense, but are a bit arbitrary, it could just as well have been Allegro, Andante, and Presto.
Chris, look at what is apparently the original manuscript:
http://petrucci.mus.auth.gr/imglnks/usi ... WV_525.pdf
As a matter of fact, there's no indication for the first movement, but there are for the two following ones, as in my edition. So the correct indication could be
- 1 mvt
- 2nd mvt (Adagio)
- 3rd mvt (Allegro)... ?