Bach: The Orchestral Suites
Bach: Orchestral Suite No 4 in D major, BWV 1069 (18:39)
La Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken
Following the Brandenburg Concertos, Sigiswald Kuijken now presents this new recording of the four Orchestral Suites of Bach with his ensemble La Petite Bande. Orchestral suites in the French style, in which the actual ‘overture’ is always followed by a series of dances or characteristic movements, were quite well known during Bach’s time at courts throughout Europe. Kuijken has chosen a small ensemble for this new recording; the particular advantage of this approach is in the transparency of the voice-leading.