The 1725 Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach is chiefly famous for pieces such as the two minuets in G major and G minor (Nos. 4 and 5 in the present collection) and the Aria di Giovannini. These three, indeed the majority of the pieces, were not composed by J. S. Bach but by other, often fairly unknown musicians. Though begun by her husband, Anna Magdalena Bach compiled the Notebook for her own domestic use. A definite asset to the collection is the Suite de Clavecin by Christian Petzold, organist at the Dresden court, which contains the two minuets mentioned above.