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French Suites BWV 812-817

German Title

Französischen Suiten / Französische Suiten

English Title

French Suites

French Title

Suites Françaises

Spanish Title

Francés Suites

Works

French Suites (6), for keyboard, BWV 812-817
French Suite No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812
French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
French Suite No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814
French Suite No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 815
French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Scoring

Harpsichord

Score

References

Composed 1

BGA

NBA

BC

First Published

BWV 812

c1720-1722

XLV/I

V/8

L13

Leipzig, 1881

BWV 813

c1720-1722

XLV/I

V/8

L14

Leipzig, 1881

BWV 814

c1720-1722

XLV/I

V/8

L15

Leipzig, 1881

BWV 815

After 1725

XLV/I

V/8

L16

Leipzig, 1881

BWV 816

c1724-1725

XLV/I

V/8

L17

Leipzig, 1881

BWV 817

Most likely 1725, but definitely before 1727

XLV/I

V/8

L18

Leipzig, 1881

Music

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Recordings

Complete Recordings - 1900-1949
Complete Recordings - 1950-1959
Complete Recordings - 1960-1969
Complete Recordings - 1970-1979
Complete Recordings - 1980-1989
Complete Recordings - 1990-1999
Complete Recordings - 2000-2009
Complete Recordings - 2010-2019

Reviews

Comparative Review: Bach's French Suites: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Review: Piotr Anderszeweski’s Bach
Review: French Suites by Brookshire on hspi
Short Review of the David Cates Set of Bach's French Suites
Review: Cates’s Bach
Review: Review: French Suites by Thurston Dart
Review: Review of Andreas Klein Piano Recital on Eroica
Review: Elena Kuschnerova’s Bach
Review: Payne’s French suites in the Brilliant Classics box
Review: French Suites by Blandine Rannou
Review: Blandine Rannou Plays Bach's French Suites
Review: Bach Keyboard Recordings from Wolfgang Rübsam, Part 1
Review: Bach’s French Suites from Suzuki

Discussions

General Discussions: Part 1
Discussions: French Suites BWV 812-817 - played by Bradley Bookshire
Discussions: French Suites BWV 812-817 - played by David Cates
Discussions: French Suites BWV 812-817 - played by Glenn Gould
Discussions: French Suites BWV 812-817 - played by Blandine Rannou

Articles

 

Links

Title

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Author/Webmaster

French Suites (BWV 812–817)

Description

Wikipedia

JS Bach's 'French' Suites

Commentary & MIDI files

S. D. Rodrian

French Suites

Music Listing - with preview images

Mutopia Project

French Suites (6), for keyboard, BWV 812-817

Commentary

AMG / James Reel

French Suite, for keyboard No. 1 in D minor, BWV 812

Commentary

AMG / Blair Johnston

French Suite, for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813

Commentary

AMG / Blair Johnston

French Suite, for keyboard No. 3 in B minor, BWV 814

Commentary

AMG / James Reel

French Suite, for keyboard No. 4 in E flat major, BWV 815

Commentary

AMG / James Reel

French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816

Commentary

AMG / John Palmer

J.S. Bach French Suites Concept Note

Presents downloadable, CD quality files of all movements of Bach's 6 French Suites. In addition, background information on Bach's life, Baroque dance suites in general & Bach's French Suites in particular.

Susan C. Litton

French Suite, for keyboard No. 6 in E major, BWV 817

Commentary

AMG / James Reel

Footnotes

[1] Based upon both the BWV Verzeichnis and NBA KB V/8 [Dürr]

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (November 2006 - June 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Thomas Braatz (January 2007)

French Suites BWV 812-817: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
FS - P. Anderszeweski | FS - B. Brookshire | FS - D. Cates [Satz] | FS - D. Cates [Schwartz] | FS - T. Dart | FS - A. Klein | FS - J. Payne | FS - B. Rannou [McElhearn] | FS - B. Rannou [Satz] | Rübsam - Part 1 | FS - M. Suzuki
Discussions:
General - Part 1 | FS - B. Brookshire | FS - D. Cates | FS - G. Gould | FS - B. Rannou

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