French Overture in B Minor BWV 831
(ed. Rudolf Steglich; fing. Hans-Martin Theopold)
In 1735 Johann Sebastion Bach published his French Overture BMV 831 together with the famous Italian Concerto as the second part of his “Clavier-Ubung.” The designation Ouvertüre (Overture) can be somewhat misleading, since this work consists not jut of an opening movement but also of a full-fledged partita with 11 movements: Ouverture, Courante, Gavotte I & II, Passepied I & 11, Sarabande, Bouree I & II, Gigue and Echo. In terms of melodic richness and rhythmic play it is on par with its sister-pieces from Part I of the “Clavier Ubung”, the 6 Partitas BMV 825-830.
Publisher: Henle Urtext Edition
Item Number: HL 51481304
Series: Henle Music Folios
Piano Level: Advanced
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