Air on a G String (3:25)

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The “Air on the G String” is a musical piece for string and piano, arranged by August Wilhelm from the Air of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.

The original orchestral suite was written by Bach for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt sometime between the years 1717 and 1723.
The title comes from violinist Wilhelmj’s late 19th century arrangement of the piece for violin and piano. By transposing the key of the piece from its original D major to C major and transposing the melody down an octave, Wilhelmj was able to play the piece on only one string of his violin, the G string.


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  • Oppressotron

    Bach's Air... Over 250 years of making most other music sound like crap. I've said it before, if humanity ever required a justification for its existence, this should be exhibit A.

    20 Aug 1:15pm Reply
  • samlaury

    kaum zu glauben, aber 300 jahre alt. und ich bekomme immer wieder ne gänsehaut.

    27 Jul 6:41am Reply
  • bicknor

    Air on a G string exists............. but , does the 'G ' spot??

    24 Jul 5:20pm Reply
  • andulas48

    The man was pure Human form...

    9 Jul 10:37am Reply
  • bicknor

    One of the greatest musicians that have ever lived........... if he were a young man now, would he pass auditions to go on programmes such as the X factor? Hmmmm

    29 Jun 5:00pm Reply
  • veruschkan

    Air on a G string.:-)

    30 May 6:11am Reply
  • saxitos

    oh my god !!! beautiful, wonderful, simply perfect !!!

    29 May 7:29pm Reply
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    23 May 3:50am Reply
  • gokalp3

    simply brilliant

    19 May 8:55pm Reply
  • selfpwned09

    anno 1602

    25 Apr 7:58am Reply
  • phatamorgana

    This is heartbreaking and heartening at the same time. How is this even possible

    16 Apr 2:04pm Reply
  • andulas48

    SO ahead of his time ...J.S BACH...truly a great master...

    26 Mar 5:08pm Reply
  • SuthrnGal63

    Completely and totally perfect.

    24 Feb 3:09pm Reply
  • drop_packet

    beautiful, reminds me "serenity" John Wayne and AVB which originally was done based on Bach composition

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • asdfafdsdf

    Air On A G-String: "a woman in a string bikini; passing gas..." Yes.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Whelanmk

    Bach had a dirty mind...

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • andulas48

    A famous piece ..brilliant...

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • southstarmusic

    i honestly get lost in this beautiful piece of music :)

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Very airy, light, title suits for it

    3 Jun 2013 Reply
  • hanif-class

    Genius - he certainly knew what melodies effect the human mind...

    28 May 2013 Reply
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