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Air on G String by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Air from Johann Sebastian Bach's 3rd Orchestral Suites or Ouverture No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068. The Air is one of the most famous pieces of baroque music. Bach originally wrote the suite for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt sometime between the years 1717 and 1723. It only attracted this nickname in 1871 when the German violinist August Wilhelmj (1845-1908) made a violin and piano arrangement of the second movement of this orchestral suite. By changing the key into 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.