Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Your opinion: The most beautiful Bach partita / english suite for piano

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Your opinion: The most beautiful Bach partita / english suite for piano

    Hello there,

    I've been sent on the mission to learn a Bach partita or english suite. I just know one of the english suites, though, and thought I might ask which of the pieces is the most beautiful (in your personal opinion). Difficulty is not a criteria. But I'd be grateful for hints which to learn first. I have experience with Bach (all toccatas, all french suites, italian concerto, most of the "inventions").

    P.S.: Sorry for any grammatical mistakes. Feel free to correct me.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Weston's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Post Thanks / Like


    I like the French Suites a little better than the English Suites. Would they still be considered a partita? Yes, I think so. I love the Sarabande movements in almost all the French Suites. But I think the French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817 may be my current favorite. It may not be difficult, but it sounds great to me.

    Here is a sedate version that would probably drive a lot of people crazy at it's leisurely pace.

Similar Threads

  1. Beautiful Bach organ piece i heard on the radio
    By Mr Music in forum Solved Cases (archive)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug-01-2009, 00:32
  2. The essential Baroque collection
    By Bgroovy2 in forum Classical Music Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: Jun-17-2009, 10:52

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts