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J. S. Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-17 – Digital Download

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Bach’s six French Suites, BWV 812-817 are among the composer’s most satisfyingly melodious works for keyboard. Less demanding than the great English Suites and Partitas, they represent Bach at his most tuneful and galant, giving the lie to any notion that his music was always severe in its contrapuntal demands, or lacking in melodic sensuousness. Completing this set are the short preludes from the Clavierbüchlein for Wilhelm Friedemann, composed to develop the musical skills of Bach’s children.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Performing artists: Peter Watchorn

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Reviews: Early MusicRecording ReviewsCVNCMusicWeb International

Release date: October 10, 2011

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Track Listing:

Disc 1
1-6 French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812
7-13 French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
14-20 French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814

Disc 2
1-8 French Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
9-16 French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
17-25 French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Disc 3
1-20 Twenty Little Preludes, BWV 924-943

Johann Sebastian Bach
The Six French Suites, BWV 812-817
Little Preludes, BWV 924-943

Peter Watchorn, harpsichord

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: October 16, 2011
Recorded: May 16–18, 2011
Booklet: 24 page
Features: • The most complete version of the
French Suites ever recorded.
• Includes preludes for all six suites, following Bach’s own example in suites 4 and 6.
• Includes all repeats, with improvised ornamentation.
• Restores all missing movements to suites 2 and 4.
• Combines the six French Suites with the twenty “little” preludes, making this a convenient resource for keyboard
students and their teachers.
• Presents Bach’s music on a state-ofthe-art German two-manual harpsichord by one of America’s most respected
harpsichord building shops, Zuckermann International.
• Features Musica Omnia’s award-winning sonics, created by Joel Gordon.

J. S. Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-17 – Digital Download was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Burke Thompson