Eight Suites of Lessons, Op. 5, Volume 1 (Nos. 1–4)
edited by Michael TalbotPlaying score
Music example No. 1 (pdf)
Music example No. 2 (pdf)
Music example No. 3 (pdf)
Music example No. 4 (pdf)
George Berg’s eight keyboard suites, Op. 5, were published in London around 1760, while the composer was travelling in Italy. They are his most varied and resourceful compositions, following generally in the tradition of Handel’s suites but adding stylistic elements culled from Italian, German and French music in a playfully eclectic manner. This sparkling, idiomatic music – barely known until now – is equally suitable for private enjoyment and concert use.
Eight Suites of Lessons Op. 5, Volume 1 (Nos. 1–4) hh453.sol · ISMN 979 0 708146 60 5 · ISBN 978-1-910359-64-8