Johann Sebastian Bach
(21 March 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a
German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose
sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew
together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its
ultimate maturity. Although he did not introduce new forms, he enriched
the prevailing German style with a robust contrapuntal technique, an
unrivalled control of harmonic and motivic organisation, and the
adaptation of rhythms, forms and textures from abroad, particularly from
Italy and France.
The four Orchestral Suites or Ouvertures
BWV 1066–1069 are a set of compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, probably composed between 1725 and 1739 in Leipzig. The word overture refers to an opening movement in which a section of slow dotted-note rhythm is followed by a fugue; at the time, this name was also used to refer to a whole suite of dance-pieces in the French baroque style.
|Johann Sebastian Bach - Ouvertüren Nos. 3 & 4|
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