Bach the immortal god of harmony. -Ludwig van Beethoven, 1801
Though it was written as a movement for the D-Major Orchestral Suite, the Air is one of Bach's most well-known and beloved stand-alone pieces, and an exquisite example of 4-part writing. It has one of the greatest melodies ever written, a masterful weaving of the middle voices, and a bass line that walks the music irresistibly forwards. -Charles Jacot
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