LUTE MUSIC BY BACH
Johann Sebastian Bach was mainly a keyboard player and probably did not play the lute. He was, however,
very fond of its unique sonorities and helped to develop a "Lautenwerk", a gut strung harpsichord designed to
imitate the sound of the lute. Most of Bach´s lute music was probably first played by him on this instrument.
There are, however, a number of tabulatures of this repertoire written out by lutenists contemporary with Bach.
This Bach programme includes, among other works, Suite in G minor, BWV 995, Suite in C-minor BWV 997 and Prelude,
Fugue, Allegro in E flat BWV 998.