Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite in g minor, BWV 995 – Gavotte I-II. John Moraitis, harpsichord
The Suite in g minor, BWV 995 is Bach's own transcription for lute of his 5th cello suite in c minor, BWV 1011. While technically not a harpsichord composition, both the lute and the harpsichord are plucked instruments, the predominantly low range highlights the wonderful resonance of the harpsichord's bass register, and, perhaps most importantly, this is too beautiful of a suite to resist performing it. When playing the Gavotte, I tried to emphasize its jazzy character.