Monday, February 25, 2013

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, and 3

"These works owe their existence to a commission from the Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg. Bach was at the time Kapellmeister in charge of the music at the court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Koethen, and the six concertos 'display clearly the joy Bach felt in making music and studying the works with the 15 instrumentalists of the prince's Collegium musicum; each of the concertos is written for a different combination of instruments' (R. Steglich). The Brandenburg concertos were published as early as 1721; Bach's original title on the first page was: Six concertos avec plusieurs Instruments" (CD notes).

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