Jason Vieaux plays Gigue BWV 996 by Bach


Jason Vieaux - GuitarAmerican guitarist and recent Grammy winner Jason Vieaux plays  Gigue (6th mvt.) from Lute Suite No.1 in E minor, BWV 996 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This comes via Colorado Public Radio and their YouTube. It’s a thick piece which makes his technique look pretty stiff and sound a tad choppy but I like the counterpoint and voice independence he’s getting and the rhythmic drive. The guy can play, no denying that!

You can pick up sheet music via Amazon: Bach Lute Suites (Koonce). I’ve been thinking of releasing a clean and un-fingered edition of the lute suites alongside a fingered one….see you in a few months!

Video Link & Source: https://youtu.be/fMU_lUjzIdU


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Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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