The Overture in the French style, BWV 831, also known as the French Overture and published as the second half of Clavier-Übung II in 1735 (along with the Italian Concerto), is a suite in B minor for two-manual harpsichord but it today mainly performed on the piano. The term 'Overture' refers to the fact that this suite starts with an Ouverture movement, and was a common generic name for French suites (his orchestral suites were similarly named).
BWV 831 consists of the following movements:
3. Gavotte I/II
4. Passepied I/II
6. Bourrée I/II
The style of this work refers to composers like François Couperin who had published compositions in this suite format.
Complete Video recording by Peter Schuttevaar.
|BWV 831||Overture, Gavotte I, Gavotte II, Passepied I, Passepied II, Sarabande, Bourrée I, Bourrée II, Gigue, Echo (VIDEO)||18:09|
|1||BWV 831||French Overture||9:51||Weigl, P.|