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Bruce Liu

Bach - French Suite #5 BWV 816

Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: April 14, 2023

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1 I_ Allemande  
2 II_ Courante  
3 III_ Sarabande  
4 IV_ Gavotte  
5 V_ Bourre´e  
6 VI_ Loure  
7 VII_ Gigue  
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Having released a series of Rameau and Chopin e-singles in 2022, pianist Bruce Liu now showcases his extraordinary talent in a brand-new recording for Deutsche Grammophon of Johann Sebastian Bach’s French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816. Liu’s interpretation will be available to stream or download from this Friday, 14 April 2023.  Bach wrote this suite, one of a set of six, in the early 1720s, possibly as a wedding present for his second wife, Anna Magdalena. The collection later became known as the “French Suites”, but the name is misleading, given that each work contains movements inspired by dances from various national traditions. No. 5, for example, includes a German Allemande, a French Courante, a Spanish Sarabande and an Irish/Scottish Gigue.

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