Bach – Sonata No. 3 in D minor — Netherlands Bach Society

Bach – Sonata No. 3 in D minor BWV 527 – Havinga
Netherlands Bach Society – Jul 16, 2020 – 17:01
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The opening of this sonata in D minor, performed by Matthias Havinga for All of Bach, has an uncertain and emphatically andante sound. To the ears of seventeenth and eighteenth-century musicologists the key of D minor represented melancholy, devotion, solemnity and seriousness. Following this tentative start, Bach launches into experimentation, by juggling motifs almost wildly and searching for new keys.

Recorded for the project All of Bach on September 21st 2016 at the Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem.