Douglas Hofstadter Jams
November 20, 2012 9:06 AM   Subscribe

What piece of (to my ear, impressionist) music is Douglas Hofstadter playing on the piano midway through this video here? What is the intro piece?
posted by phrontist to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think the intro piece is something I've heard before. My guess would be Bach, something from the Partitas or English Suites or French Suites. Don't recognize the other one at all; Satie, perhaps?
posted by in278s at 10:26 AM on November 20, 2012

The intro piece is indeed Bach: the first movement (Allemande) from the French Suite No. 1 in D Minor, BWV 812.
posted by Madamina at 2:18 PM on November 20, 2012

KathrynT and I have been having a dilly of a pickle trying to figure out the other one. It sounds awfully like Satie, but nothing came up.

I wonder if it might be one of the pieces he composed himself? The CD is out of print, but here's what seems to be the track listing.
posted by Madamina at 3:19 PM on November 20, 2012

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