Bach’s Magic.


Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6, BWV 1046-1051 (complete)

Performed by the Freiburger Barockorchester.

The Brandenburg Concertos are famous because the youthful J. S. Bach devised as many different scores to feature many different instruments and their artists.

When he received the manuscript of the six works, Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg, must have been terrified by their performance demands, and his musicians even more so!

Three hundred years later, these works remain among the finest orchestral compositions of the Baroque era, and these six works explore a huge array of instrumental combinations.

Here is the Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, as performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra



And next, here is the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 – as performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Note the role for the trumpet solo:


Tags: Bach, Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra