BACH, J.S.: French Suite Nos. 1-6 / Overture (Partita) in the French Style (Schiff)

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French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812
French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
French Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
Overture (Partita) in the French Style in B minor, BWV 831
Concerto in the Italian Style in F major, BWV 971, "Italian Concerto"

Venue: Protestant Reformed Church, Leipzig
Date of Concert: 11-06-2010
Playing Time: 02:45:00
Television Director: Darvas, Janos
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5813
UPC: 880242581389

Surely Bach's French Suites, which he composed during his years at Cothen (1717–1723), are among the finest inducements to practise that any teacher has ever made to a pupil. In this case Bach wrote them for his young wife, Anna Magdalena. The over-riding impression left by these suites is one of endearing tunefulness. Clavier-Ubung II is a later collection of didactic keyboard pieces. It comprises two greatly contrasted works: the Italian Concerto and the Overture in the French Style. These performances admirably demonstrate the thoughtful and persuasive approach that Andras Schiff adopts when performing Bach. Recorded live at the Bachfest 2010, Protestant Reformed Church of Leipzig, 11 June 2010.

Bonus features:

- Andras Schiff explains Bach

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