J.S. Bach, BWV 1002, Partita Nø 1 in B Minor, Allemanda, a Historical Perspective, Part I

Discussing how Bach used this movement to introduce not only the first partita, but also all the partitas in his collection. We visit the court of Louis XIV in Versalles, and Lully in Italy, then take a look at the European climate, and the events and circumstances that led up to the time when Bach composed the piece.