Story of the Brandenburgs

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Although six of J.S. Bach’s most famous concertos are named “Brandenburg,” the Margrave of Brandenburg probably never even heard them. Find out what he missed.

Music used within the program (all by Bach):
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, third movement
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, first movement
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, third movement
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, first movement, third movement
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, first movement

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