Bach: Allemande: French Suite No. 3, BWV 814 in B minor

I have recorded several things by Bach that absolutely defy categorization for pictures. I basically chose either the night sky or pictures of the cosmos to represent the universality of his music and the inexpressible balance of the intellectual and the emotional. Basically what this master could do with music absolutely defies description.

The “allemande “is a moderately slow, serious dance in quadruple meter and binary form.

The allemande began life as a dance in the Renaissance and was later used as an independent instrumental piece. There were four dances especially common in Baroque suites: the allemande, courante, sarabande and gigue made up the core set of music in a dance suite. These dances were written in binary form.

2 thoughts on “Bach: Allemande: French Suite No. 3, BWV 814 in B minor

  1. Enjoyable to listen to, and also thought-provoking – the avoidance of metronomic playing (without losing the Bachness of Bach) and what you did with the ornaments, especially.

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