Thursday, October 25, 2012

French Suites

J.S. Bach's French suites, BWV 812--817, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) between the years of 1722 and 1725. Performed on Piano by Andras Schiff

I really like the third one, it is my favorite as of now :)
Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
From 25'36'' to 39'12''
Allemande,Courante,Sarabande,Gavotte,Menuet,Trio,Gigue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeBz6BMQVOo



Richter: Italian Concerto, French Overture, English Suites 3, 4 & 6 & French Suites 2, 4 & 6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYDbtARcUfQ




Here is Glen Gould's take on French suites:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6PFS5o-gvE
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_39W8zqT944

For some reason his performance sounds more emotional to me. I mean, I am listening to "Part 2" and at different points I started crying without any particular reason. Just the beauty of the music and performance brought tears to my eyes!

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