Suites, juvenilia, and pieces under French influence
While pursuing a brilliant career as a harpsichordist and an organist, Benjamin Alard has taken on a highly ambitious project: the recording for Harmonia Mundi of the first complete keyboard compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. The first volume, released in 2018, was awarded a Classica Choc. So don’t miss listening to this peerless musician—a regular guest at the Théâtre de la Ville—who will be devoting this recital to a selection of works under French influence, probably composed between 1708 and 1723, when Bach was in Weimar, then in Köthen, where he dedicated himself to composing secular instrumental music for the court.
Anne de Fornel
With Benjamin Alard
BACH Overture in F major, BWV 820 • Suite in F minor, BWV 823 • Suite in A minor, BWV 818a • Invention no. 5 and Sinfonia no. 5 in E flat major, BWV 776 and BWV 791 • Suite in E flat major, BWV 819 • Minuets BWV 841-843 • Suite in A major and one prelude, BWV 806a