4 Aug 2017

[Instrumental Friday - Gramophone Awards 2017 Shortlist] 

Absolutely everybody knows this piece. The famous 'Air' (NOT on G string...) from Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major is universally loved.


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21 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Friday]

The story of Don Quixote provides inspiration to composers across the eras. We are perhaps most familiar with Richard Strauss's famous setting. Telemann also wrote an orchestral suite for strings under the same title. Here is the third movement, in...

5 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday]

Handel's Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames. Here is one of its most famous movements.


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