The German Bach was much inspired by his contemporaries in Italy - enough to arrange their works for keyboard so he could play them himself.
Performed by Alessio Bax at his 2019 Fazioli International Piano Recital Series concert.
In his early thirties, Bach was making a study of Italian music. At that time, that meant copying out the score ... and perhaps arranging it for yourself to play at the keyboard.
Bach actually believed this piece was by Antonio Vivaldi whom he much admired. However, later scholarship revealed it to be by Alessandro, the elder of the two Marcello brothers – contemporaries of Vivaldi in Venice.
Recorded by RNZ, Auckland Museum Auditorium, 5 April 2019
Producer, Engineer: Tim Dodd