Prelude and Fugue in A minor, is a piece of organ music written by Bach sometime around his years as court organist to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1708–1717). Because of the piece’s overall rhapsodic nature, many organists play this piece freely, and in a variety of tempi.
Les Tendres Plaintes from the French composer Jean-Philippe Rameau is the first piece from his Suite in D major, RCT 3 (Premier Livre de Pièces de Clavecin, 1706). Rameau will make a …
Partita No. 2 is part of the Partitas BWV 825–830, a set of six harpsichord suites written by Johann Sebastian Bach, published individually beginning in 1726, then together as Clavier-Übung I in 1731, the first of his works to be published under his own direction.
The Chaconne in D Minor from Johann Sebastian Bach is the fifth and last movement of its Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004), written between 1717 and 1720.
The English Suites, BWV 806–811, are a set of six suites written by the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach for harpsichord (or clavichord) and generally thought to be the earliest of his 19 suites for keyboard.
Bach arranged Vivaldi’s Op 3 No 10 (RV 580) to a concerto for 4 keyboards and strings (BWV 1065). Johann Sebastian Bach made a number of transcriptions of Antonio Vivaldi’s concertos, especially from his Op. 3 set, entitled L’estro armonico.
The Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 is Bach first harpsichord concerto. Like the other harpsichord concertos, it is generally believed to be a transcription of a lost concerto composed in Cöthen or Weimar and many scholars suggested that the original melody instrument was probably the violin.
The Harpsichord Concerto No. 1, is Johannes Sebastian Bach first harpsichord concerto. Like the other harpsichord concertos, BWV 1052 is generally believed to be a transcription of a violin concerto.
The well-known Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 is the basis of the transcription for this Concerto for two keyboards. It was transposed down a tone to allow the top note E6 to be reached as D6, the common top limit on harpsichords of the time.
The Toccata in C Minor is part of the Toccatas for Keyboard, BWV 910–916, seven pieces for clavier written by Johann Sebastian Bach. Although the pieces were not originally organized into a collection by Bach himself, the pieces share many similarities.