Four Duets by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Arranged for two Flutes by Klaus Holle
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With the four duets, the mature Bach goes back almost twenty years to the time of his 'Zweistimmige Inventionen' (two-part inventions') with their enchanting synthesis of inspiration, joy of playing and contrapuntal perfection. But he even goes beyond the “inventions”: the duets are of more depth, longer, even more elaborate as regards contrapuntal techniques, and again and again they surprise the listener with reminiscences of the sensitive style. This is truly music 'zur Gemuths Ergezung verfertigt' ('written to delight the mind')!