In today’s video, we’re going to be taking a look at the popular composition Ave Maria. It’s one of those works that was born from an old prayer, and has many different incarnations. Different composers transform the words into different sounds and tunes.

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Hi and welcome to this month’s Q&A session! Every month, I answer four of your piano-related questions as best as I can. Feel free to leave any other questions you might have in the comments, and perhaps I’ll answer them in the September episode.

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In the last video, we took a look at the history and structure of the typical Baroque dance suite. Today I’d like to look through one of the famous dance suites by JS Bach, written for keyboard: the Bach French Suite no. 1 in D minor, BWV 812.

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