In Baroque works, everything had its meaning: The shapes and proportions of musical works often did not come about by chance, but were based on symbolically charged numbers – whether from geometry, mythology or architecture. Bach was a great friend of this numerical symbolism, and his colleagues Barrière, Forqueray and Couperin also often had hidden extra-musical interpretive levels.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
1. Air from St Matthew Passion „Komm, süßes Kreuz“, BWV 244 5:47
2. Toccata D minor, BWV 913 13:37
Jean-Baptiste Barrière (1707 – 1747)
Sonata No. 6 C minor, Livre 2
3. I Adagio 2:36
4. II Allegro 4:15
5. III Largetto 3:40
6. IV Giga. Allegro 1:45
Antoine Forqueray (1672 – 1745)
7. Jupiter 4:56
Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Sonata No. 3 C major, Livre 3
8. I Adagio – Allegro 3:22
9. II Adagio 3:06
10. III Allegro 3:28
Johann Sebastian Bach
11. Toccata D major, BWV 912 11:07
Antoine Forqueray
12. Chaconne La Buisson 7:10
13. La Couperin 3:27
Francois Couperin (1668 – 1733)
14. Les Baricades Mistérieuses 2:37
Total time: 1:11:01
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