The Concerto No. 7 in G minor (BWV 1058) is one of my favorites of Bach’s concerti. It is thought to be his first complete harpsichord concerto, albeit a transcription of his Violin Concerto in A minor (BWV 1041). Bach transposed the violin work down a whole tone for the harpsichord version.
The concerto is in three movements. The second movement, Andante, begins simply, almost dirge-like. Our patience is rewarded a few bars in, as Bach gives us lucky listeners one of those gorgeous melodies that only he could write!
Enjoy this recording featuring harpsichordist, Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert.