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  • The French Suites, BWV –, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord). The most prominent feature of the French Suites is the way Bach actively seeks the style galant.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach's well-known French Suites originated toward the end of his Cöthen period (), and were revised many times over the ensuing decades. The earliest version -- at least for the first five suites -- has survived in Bach's own hand.
  • Some of Bach's keyboard compositions during his time in Cöthen were not written for the court, including the so-called French Suites, the first five of which appear in the Little Notebook for Anna Magdalena. Written in , the Suites open the book of instructional material. Here, and in other manuscripts, the works are entitled, "Suites pour le Clavessin" (Suites for the Cembalo, or.
  • View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The French Suites Vol.1, Nos on Discogs.
  • Menuet I: m. Source A has last note: d Menuet II: m. 3: Sources A, C have last note: E natural m. 7: Sources A, C have last note: E natural m. 7: Source D has last note: C m Sources C, D have grace note G before last note m. Sources C, D have grace note A before last note m. Sources C, D have grace note D before last note.
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  • Aug 23,  · Forget bronze - all of Gould's Bach-playing that I have yet heard (probably most of it by now) is gold-medal stuff for me. However two thousand years ago another bachelor, Horace, was emboldened to claim permanence for what he left to us, and I don't feel it's unreasonable or presumptuous to claim it for Gould as well.5/5(3).