Sunday, August 30, 2009

Please Identify This Piece of Classical Music

...that starts at 0:53 of this video:

12 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

Sounds Baroque. I'd guess Handel, but I'm shooting from the hip.

Felix Pardalis said...

except that it's solo violin and has a lot of counterpoint that doesn't sound Handel-y. So I'm thinking a JS Bach violin partita; let me look a bit...

Felix Pardalis said...

got it. it's the Gavotte from Bach's Partita No. 3 in E major. sounds like maybe the same recording from this performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vah_ZtBw_8c

Fred's Brim said...

this place never ceases to amaze!

Mr. Customer said...

FP,

Well played.

T.C. Boyle wrote a book titled "Water Music" a while back, I thought the music selection might have been playing off of that, at first.

rbnlaw said...

@Mr. C:
Like my ol' pappy used to say,
"If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it."

Steve Sax said...

@ Felix Pardalis, I am in total awe. Well played, indeed.

Orel said...

Thank you, classy readers!

Mr. Customer said...

@rbnlaw,

They really knew how to handel their wordplay bach in your pappy's day.

rbnlaw said...

Nice. (pronounced like the French city)

Eric Karros said...

Oh that's totally the Gavotte from Bach's Partita No. 3 in E major.

Eric Karros said...

Ah, I didn't see FP already answered.