June 28, 2017 at Anvil Arts in Basingstoke.
JCF Fischer Suite no. 7 from Le journal de printemps
Bach Suite no. 4
Rameau Suite: Les Indes Galantes
Bach Suite no. 3
It’s well known that Bach never left Germany, but what would have happened if he had visited Paris during his lifetime? Would he have met Rameau? The French Baroque suite was a very popular form in Germany and could encompass a great variety of music, as demonstrated in these pieces, from the famous Air on the G string to the magnificent Chaconne from Les Indes galantes, and from the grace of Campra to the boisterous Rejouissance which ends Bach’s fourth suite.