Bach’s Triple Concerto in A minor (BWV 1044) is scored for harpsichord, flute, violin and strings. Unsurprisingly, the harpsichord has the most prominent role.
The middle movement is adapted from his Trio Sonata for Organ in D minor (BWV 527). Marked Adagio, ma non tanto, this is yet another example of Bach at his best. He has the flute and violin share the melody and the accompaniment, switching roles on the repeat of each half. Although we know better, Bach makes it sound so gallantly simple!
Enjoy this recording by harpsichordist, Trevor Pinnock and The English Concert, with Simon Standage, violin and Lisa Beznosiuk, flute.