- Score, BWV 806
- Information on the collection via LA Philharmonic
- YouTube version of Murray Perahia performing BWV 806
- Murray Perahia Recording of BWV 806
- Blandine Rannou performs BWV 806 (includes French suites and keyboard toccatas)
For me, the English suites are a collection that has nice tunes intermixed with real gems. In this first suite from the collection of “grand suites” by Bach, likely written around 1715, is a pair of Bourée dances, in opposing modalities (major-minor). I like interpretation here best from Murray Perahia who recorded them some years ago on the Sony Classics label.