Bach’s Overture in the French Style (BWV 831) is one I never tire of listening to. Comprised of eleven (!) movements, I can’t help but feel that Bach was having fun mimicking, and even, improving upon, the French compositional trends of the day.
To be stylistically correct, Bach should have ended this suite with the Gigue. The rebel Bach, however, adds the irresistible Echo, perhaps as a way to show off the double-manual harpsichord at Zimmermann’s Coffee House!
Have fun viewing this recording featuring pianist, András Schiff.