Orchestral Suite No 3 in D major (Air)
"Air on the G String" is August Wilhelmj's arrangement of the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.
The arrangement differs from the original in that the part of the first violins is transposed down so that it can be played entirely on a violin's lowest string, i.e., the G string. It is played by a single violin (instead of by the first violins as a group).
Performances & Interviews
- Bach: Orchestral Suiteshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w8n9j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w8n9j.jpg2014-12-06T17:19:00.000ZMark Lowther compares performances, spanning 80 years of recording history, of Bach’s four Orchestral Suites (BWV 1066–1069) and makes a recommendation.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02dnlw9
Bach: Orchestral SuitesMark Lowther compares performances, spanning 80 years of recording history, of Bach’s four Orchestral Suites (BWV 1066–1069) and makes a recommendation.