French suite no. 6 in E, BWV 817

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 popularised 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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Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 1. Allemande Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 2. Courante Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 3. Sarabande Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 4. Gavotte Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 6. Bourrée Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 1. Allemande Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 2. Courante Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 3. Sarabande Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 4. Gavotte Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 5. Polonaise Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 6. Bourrée Download
Recording French Suite no. 6, BWV 817 - 7. Menuet Download
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