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The four orchestral suites by legendary classical music composer, Johannes Sebastian Bach, popular known as Bach's Orchestral Suites, are some of the best known pieces of music in the world today. These four suites, which Bach himself dubbed as ouvertures, in a nod to the French overture which was made up of a majestic opening in the slow dotted-note rhythm style, followed by a fast frugal section. The term has been broadly used in Baroque-era Germany, to describe a suite of dance pieces in the French Baroque style. This style was massively popular during Bach's time and much influenced this set of orchestral suites, which can be heard live with Bach's Orchestral Suites tickets in hand.
Bach's Orchestral Suites, dubbed as ouvertures by the composer, were far less that composers of the time would write. Telemann, for one, wrote numerous of which one-hundred and thirty-five still exist. Johann Sebastian Bach would go on to write ouvertures as suites for solo instrumental pieces, including Cello Suite No. 5, Lute Suite in G Minor and the Overture in the French style. Though originally not conceived of a suite by Bach, unlike his Brandenburg Concertos, the four suites ended up being part of a melodically linked group.
Johann Sebastian Bach, composer of these phenomenal examples of classical music, was a German musician of the Baroque period during the first half of the eighteenth century. He is best known for his Brandenburg concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Mass in B minor, two passions and more than three hundred cantatas. Altogether, his works are some of the most highly regarded, particularly for their technical command, intellectual depth and artistic beauty.
Bach was born to a musical family, with a father who directed musicians and uncles who were professional musicians. He learned how to play the harpsichord and violin from his father whereas his brother taught him how to play the clavichord. He would then go on to study at the St Michael's School in Luneburg. The rest, as they say, is history.
The first of Bach's Orchestral Suites, Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066, began with an ouverture, followed by courante, gavotte, fortana, minuet, bourree and passepied pieces. The piece contained oboe, violin, bassoon, basso continuo and viola instrumentals. The second suite, Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067, started off with an ouverture as well, and was followed by Rondeau, Sarabande, Bourree, Polonaise, menuet and badinerie pieces. It features flute, violin, viola and basso continuo instrumentals. The third suite, Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, featured parts written by Bach himself, and a number of collaborates. Johann Sebastian Bach wrote the first violin and continuo parts with his student, Johann Ludwig Krebs writing the second viola and violin parts. C.P.E Bach also wrote oboe, trumpet and timpani parts.
According to musicologists like Rifkin, the third suite was originally written for continuo and strings alone. Nonetheless, like the other two suites before it, it starts off with an ouverture, followed by air, gavotte, bourree and gigue pieces. Instrumental pieces include trumpet, oboe, timpani, viola and basso continuo. The Air piece of this suite is regarded as one of the most famous in baroque music. A special arrangement of the piece by August Wilhelmj, a German violinist, was also composed during the late nineteenth century. It was known as Air on the G String.
The last of the four suites, Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069, was originally written when Bach was at Cothen. Its original source is lost, with some musicologists stating that the original version did not have timpani or trumpets but Bach added them later on. Like other suites, it begins with an ouverture and has bourree, gavotte, menuet and rejouissance pieces. Its instrumental pieces include trumpet, oboe, timpani, bassooon, viola, violin and basso continuo.
Today, Bach's work is frequently played around the world. His music can be heard live with Bach's Orchestral Suites tickets in hand.