Want to see what a concerto was like in Bach’s day?  Here’s the 1st movement of Bach’s 5th “Brandenburg” Concerto, written for piano, flute and violin solos. Here it’s performed by the legendary Kuijken brothers and their “La Petite Bande”.  These guys have been playing this way for decades now, well before “authentic” Baroque playing became popular.  I still get much enjoyment out of listening to their recording of the Bach Violin Concerto’s from the ‘80’s.

Happy Throwbach Thursday!

Week 10 (part 2): Suite I in G major, Allemande, BWV 1007

I can’t believe it’s taken 10 weeks for me to play my first movement from the G major suite.  I know that everyone loves the Prelude—EVERYONE!!  It has been in countless commercials, movies, etc.  And it is one of my favorites too.

But I think learning this Allemande is when I first fell in love with Bach. This one holds a special place in my heart: it’s like a journey that is so wonderful, you never want it to end.  I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I do.

Recorded Live at Cashmere United Methodist Church, Cashmere, WA.