Work: Air on a G String
About This Work
For someone who stood back from the world of light, entertainment music, Bach was good at writing it. This suite (No. 3) uses a rich blend of timbre, featuring oboes, trumpets, timpani, strings, and continuo. Its second movement, Air, (also known as
"Air on the G String") centers around one of the most well known melodies he ever wrote. Bach approaches the music with his personal instincts intact, and leans as much toward Italy as much as France in this material.
- John Keillor (Excerpt from essay on the Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068)
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