Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Despite the inclusion of the suite in the BWV catalogue, the suite`s composer is not known. The British musicologist Nicholas Kenyon writes that the suite is `certainly not by J. S. Bach`, and that it is `likely to be by an unknown composer or possibly W. F. Bach`. The American musicologist David Schulenberg, who published a detailed study of the suite in 2010, also considers that W. F. Bach is `the most likely candidate` among the suite`s possible composers, citing Wilhelm Friedemann`s close relationship with Penzel, the copyist, and stylistic similarities between the suite and Wilhelm Friedemann`s other compositions.
Jean-François Paillard (conductor)
Maxence Larrieu (flute)
Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
Maurice André (trumpet)