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Bach: English Suites / Artifoni


Release Date: 07/28/2017 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7793  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

English Suites is the title traditionally given to Bach's splendid collection of dances, assembled by tonality and preceded by a Prelude, probably dating form the second decade of the 1700's, perhaps before 1717. Forkel states that the suites were composed for an English nobleman, but adds nothing more. Recently, scholars have made various suggestions: some think that the word English, for thes epieces which Bach defined Preludes avec les Suites, BWV 806-811 have always been considered the worthy counterpart of the French Suites BWV, 821-827. Alessandra Artifoni, who already recorded for Dynamic the latter, two years later proposes their twin collection, using an instrument built by Tony Chinnery after Mietke, and Neidhardt temperament. English Suites is the title traditionally given to Bach's splendid collection of dances, assembled by tonality and preceded by a Prelude, probably dating form the second decade of the 1700's, perhaps before 1717. Forkel states that the suites were composed for an English nobleman, but adds nothing more. Recently, scholars have made various suggestions: some think that the word English, for thes epieces which Bach defined Preludes avec les Suites, BWV 806-811 have always been considered the worthy counterpart of the French Suites BWV, 821-827. Alessandra Artifoni, who already recorded for Dynamic the latter, two years later proposes their twin collection, using an instrument built by Tony Chinnery after Mietke, and Neidhardt temperament. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
2.
English Suite no 1 in A major, BWV 806 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
3.
English Suite no 5 in E minor, BWV 810 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
4.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
5.
English Suite no 4 in F major, BWV 809 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
6.
English Suite no 6 in D minor, BWV 811 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alessandra Artifoni (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 

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