French Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813

The French Suites, BWV 812–817, are six suites which Johann Sebastian Bach wrote for keyboard between 1722-25. Although suites 1–4 are typically dated to 1722, it is possible that the first was written somewhat earlier. They were later given the name 'French'. Likewise, the English Suites received a later appellation. The name was popularized by Bach's biographer Johann Nikolaus Forkel, who mentioned they were written in the French style. This, however, is inaccurate: like Bach's other suites, they follow a largely Italian convention. There is no surviving definitive ... more

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Sheet Music French Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - Complete Score
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RecordingFrench Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - I. Allemande
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RecordingFrench Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - II. Courante
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RecordingFrench Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - III. Sarabande
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RecordingFrench Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - IV. Air
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RecordingFrench Suite no. 2 in C minor, BWV 813 - I. Allemande (live)
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