30 May 2017

BACH: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D BWV1068

From Music Alive, 7:00 pm on 30 May 2017
Masaaki Suzuki and Juiliard 415

Masaaki Suzuki and Juiliard 415 Photo: Richard Termine

Although the exact composition date of JS Bach's third Orchestral Suite is not known it's likely that he wrote it around 1731 and that it was part of the repertoire of his Collegium Musicum in Leipzig.

There are five movements and the second of these is a wordless Aria featuring especially eloquent writing for the violin.

 

Recorded 30 May 2017, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Steve Burridge