1730s in Music

Music reviews for music published in the decade of the 1730s.


1. Johann Sebastian Bach: Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052-1057 (10/10)

These were probably written a lot earlier, but since the only copy of them is from the 1730s, here we are. Essential works for the harpsichord. I also really like Gould’s piano versions.


2. Johann Sebastian Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971 (10/10)

I prefer the above harpsichord concertos to this one (they were probably written earlier too, so there’s that) but that’s probably just because I am a snob and this concerto is so popular.


3. Johann Sebastian Bach: “Overture in the French Style” BWV 831 (9/10)

This is a new one to me.


4. Johann Sebastian Bach: “Nun danket alle Gott” BWV 192 (8/10)

One of his innumerable cantatas.


5. Johann Sebastian Bach: “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” BWV 80 (8/10)


6. Johann Sebastian Bach: “Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh,” part of BWV 478 (8?/10)