Monday 12 March 2012
Tune of the Day: Two Gavottes by J.S. Bach
from Cello Suite No. 5, transcribed for solo flute
These two gavottes constitute the fifth movement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite No. 5 for Unaccompanied Cello. The first gavotte is chordal and anguished; in contrast, the second gavotte is completely chord-free, and makes a surprising switch to a lively compound meter.