Johann Sebastian Bach: 1. Adagio Violin Sonata No1 (BWV 1001) Classical Guitar: Klaus Paul / 432 Hz

Johann Sebastian Bach: 1. Adagio Violin Sonata No1 (BWV 1001) Classical Guitar: Klaus Paul / 432 Hz
Klaus Paul playing the Adagio in Gm (BWV 1001) by Johann Sebastian Bach on the classical guitar. Recorded August 2008 (A = 432 Hertz).

This is a recording of the 1st movement taken from the 1st Sonata for violin solo written by Bach in the year 1720. It was originally written for the violin and to play it on the guitar I just dropped it one octave. Besides the octavion no other changes were made or necassary to play it on the guitar.

Please enjoy! Klaus

More by Johann Sebastian Bach on the classical Guitar:

Bouree in e-minor BWV 996:
Prelude in d-minor BWV 999:
Andante BWV 1003:
Largo BWV 1005:
Loure BWV 1006:
Sarabande BWV 1004:
Sarabande BWV 1002:
Fugue BWV 1001:
Siciliano BWV 1001:
Presto BWV 1001:

Other Composers:
Francisco Tarrega: Capricho Arabe:
El Noi de la Mare, Catalan Trad.:

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  1. Klaus, beautiful playing! I’m curious about the 432hz tuning. I have a
    fascination with that tuning and it’s implications. Do you mind me asking
    what differences you’ve noticed using that tuning?

  2. thanks for your kind words kevinkmny; i’m using the 432hz for several
    reasons: 1. i like the way my guitar sounds! 2. the strings can be played
    two times longer. 3. using high tension strings and playing several hours a
    day it’s a lot easier for my fingers kind regards Klaus Paul

  3. Just curious, are you aware of the connection to sacred geometry with the
    432 tuning? As I understand it in this tuning many notes align with
    mathematical constants like PI and the fibonacci sequence. I think that the
    change to 440 was a conscious effort to disable some of the power of

  4. Well, i heard about the connection, and the impuls to tune down to 432Hz
    was a german scientist who thinks it’s got a positive effect on the
    listener such as learning more easily. But from my perstective it’s not
    easier to learn the pieces by heart. Plus playing a tempered instrument all
    intervals except the octave are wrong in a natural sense, but as i said, i
    like the sound of my guitar better. Feel free to send me any information
    you have on the topic. kind regards Klaus

  5. Beautiful, you played with your heart, I really felt that. I have been
    searching for examples of music played with A432hz. It’s difficult to find
    anything. I read that it’s the frequency Mozart intended his music to be
    played at. I’ve also read that resonance is greatly increased. And I’ve
    read strong opinions that A440hz should simply not be used as it is
    detrimental to music and listeners.

  6. Coming from rural America, I wish so, too. In Europe I tune a violin to
    A443-4, and a Baroque instrument to 415. 432 seems just right. No matter
    the tuning, if the artist is as musical as Klaus, it will be brilliant.

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