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Bach English and French Suites (Read 15061 times)

Offline jehangircama

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Bach English and French Suites
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:25:40 PM »
has anyone here played some of these pieces or heard good recordings of them. i'm planning to sight read a couple of them, which one's do you suggest? i liked the french suite 4 in e flat BWV 815(i think) how are the others?
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Sheet music to download and print: English Suites by Bach



Sheet music to download and print: French Suites by Bach



Offline bertrand

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #1 on: April 21, 2006, 11:18:40 PM »
Murray Perahia's recordings of the English Suites are excellent.
If you are just planning on sight reading them, I recommend .... all of them!

Offline pfbinh

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 07:34:58 PM »
Try the French in Bminor.

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008, 11:41:45 PM »
Murray Perahia's recordings of the English Suites are excellent.

I agree!  8)

Also try out Angela Hewitt.
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Offline jazz-piano

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 10:40:23 PM »
The English Suites are more difficult than the French suites.
I suggest to study the English Suites in G minor and in A minor.

I had some difficulties in playing the English Suites many years ago instead I played the Well Tempered Clavier with less problems.
Perhaps I loved more the Preludes and Fugues.

Offline i heart xenakis

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 10:42:17 PM »
French No. 6 is my personal favorite.

Offline indutrial

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 08:40:43 AM »
Murray Perahia's recordings of the English Suites are excellent.
If you are just planning on sight reading them, I recommend .... all of them!

Even if you're not going to perform them at all, pretty much every one of them are great to study and learn from.

As a guitarist/bassist, it's a lot of fun to arrange Bach's keyboard works into duet pieces.

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #7 on: November 28, 2008, 10:33:49 AM »
Por favor necesito las partituras de la suite francesa con digitacion.Escribir en español Graciassssss.Maristela

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #8 on: November 28, 2008, 01:29:47 PM »
I agree!  8)

Also try out Angela Hewitt.

I wouldn't mention Hewitt as a genuine musician, especially comparing her to Perahia.  She makes pretty sounds but pretty sounds doesn't make music. ::)

Offline kelly_kelly

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #9 on: November 28, 2008, 03:25:38 PM »
I love French Suites nos. 5 and 6 (in that order). I also love English Suite No. 2, and I've played the prelude. It seems to me that the preludes are the hardest (and best) parts of the English Suites.
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Offline pianowolfi

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #10 on: November 30, 2008, 07:16:05 PM »
Por favor necesito las partituras de la suite francesa con digitacion.Escribir en español Graciassssss.Maristela

No estamos autorizados para poner partituras que estan en la biblioteca de pianostreet. Busca en sheetmusicarchive.net.

Ps. he visto que serías "gold member" ahora. Eso es una cosa diferente.

http://www.pianostreet.com/Bach-11/French-Suites.htm

disculpe, solo necesito ejercitar un poco porque estoy aprendiendo español. :P

Offline pianisten1989

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #11 on: November 30, 2008, 09:21:43 PM »
Uhm... Why do you listen to the pieces b4 sight reading them? It kind of ruins the sight reading part...

Offline camstrings

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #12 on: December 01, 2008, 11:59:24 AM »
Pogorelich recorded English suites nos 2 & 3 in an impressive recording. No 2's sarabande is especially haunting. Then of course there's Gould's complete set to consider which is remarkable if you forgive the sometimes less than ideal piano sound.
Schiff's French Suites might be worth a listen as are Gould's.

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 10:15:58 AM »
I personally like the 5th one. It has beautiful melodies.

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Re: Bach English and French Suites
«Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 12:14:32 PM »
My favorite recording of both sets is Gould, I also like Perahia's english suites.

French suite no.2 is the most sight-readable and the easiest.
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