J.S. Bach, BWV 1002, Partita 1 in B Minor, Allemanda, a Historical Perspective (Part 2)
This video takes an in-depth look at the intriguing historical provenance of the Allemanda in B Minor, BWV 1002, which epitomizes in so many ways the so-called "mixed” style that was popular in Germany at that time.
Harking back to the beginning of the violin’s creation, through to the sonatas of Corelli, the dances from the Court of Louis XIV and combined with the serious German Affekt and virtuosity, this Allemanda embodies it all.
A fascinating look at how the Allemanda emulates current trends of the time, and how Bach encapsulated much of what was in fashion, and then surpassed it.
Be sure to view PART-ONE first.