Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bach's Intentions With Inventions

Johaan Sebastian Bach composed a series of 30 keyboard exercises for his students that are known as Inventionns and Sinfonias. There are 15 inventions and 15 sinfonias; the inventions having 2 parts, and the sinfonias having 3 parts.

Though they were intended to be homework (sort of), they made delightful listening and became very popular, not only with his students but others as well.

This particular recording of "Invention #13" utilizes the recorder and the synthesizer. It is performed by "Baroque Now" and is from the album The Bach Album. The recorder is played by Richard Panero.

To view on a full screen click on the "4-arrow square" in the lower right hand corner of the screen; after viewing, press "escape."

I hope you enjoy this treat for ears and eyes.

1 comment:

  1. I love the sound of the recorder and can play it a little, myself. (Not well!) Thanks!