This week during Symphony Hall we’ll be listening to Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
We’ll also hear the “New Brandenburgs” which are six works commissioned by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra closely modeled after one of Bach’s six Brandenburgs. What’s ironic about Bach’s now famous Brandenburg Concertos is that he dedicated them to a prince who never gave them a second look, didn’t even send Bach a thank you note - a major oversight.
I’d like to hear what you think are the timeless, well crafted compositions written during your lifetime that deserve a second glance. Who or what do you feel we're overlooking on WQXR?