Gianluca Luisi – Bach: French Suites, BWV 812-817 (2018)
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The six French Suites, BWV 812–817 were written for the clavier (harpsichord or clavichord) by Johann Sebastian Bach between 1722 and 1725. They were later given the name “French” by Bach’s biographer J.N. Forkel, who wrote that “one usually calls them French Suites because they are written in the French manner” – despite the fact that only a few of the movements are in the French style (the courantes of the first and third suites, for example). Bach employed dance movements that are foreign to the French manner, such as the Polonaise of the Sixth suite.