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"Largo e dolce" from Bach's Flute Sonata in Bm, BWV 1030

by Howard Levy



I've always thought that the melody sounded bluesy, so first I took a bluesy, gospel approach to the piano part, changing some of the harmonies as well.

I practiced playing this many times, and what you hear on the recording is my first and only take. Then I overdubbed the harmonica part on a G diatonic harmonica, sometimes playing what Bach wrote, sometimes improvising.

If you would like to play it, here are the score and part:


released December 14, 2018
Photo credit: Bob Kessler


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Howard Levy Chicago, Illinois

Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, and producer.

Equally at home in Jazz, Classical, Rock, Folk, Latin, and World Music, the two- time Grammy Award Winner is a favorite with audiences worldwide.

Howard has been touring as a solo artist and with The Flecktones, Trio Globo, & Chris Siebold.
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