No 158 Brandenburg Concertos 2

Sun 17th June 2018  »  3:00 pm

– J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 4 G-Dur, BWV 1049 – J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 5 D-Dur, BWV 1050 – J. S. Bach: Brandenburgisches Konzert Nr. 6 B-Dur, BWV 1051 – J. S. Bach: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199

Julia Sophie Wagner (soprano), Collegium 1704, direction: Václav Luks (harpsichord)

Concert introduction: 2.00 pm, Zeitgeschichtliches Forum, Dr. Carolin Hauck · Pre-concert talk: 2.00 pm, Alte Börse, Prof. Dr. Andrew Talle (in English)
Ticket prices: € 77,00 | 62,00 | 37,00 | 19,00
reduced: € 67,00 | 52,00 | 32,00 | 16,00

300 years ago, Johann Sebastian Bach took up the post of court kapellmeister to Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen. There, he found a highly skilled court orchestra with a fine mix of instruments, which spurred him on to write ambitious instrumental music. This includes six concertos that Bach dedicated to the Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg in March 1721. This earned them the name by which they are commonly known today, the Brandenburg Concertos. Stylistically, the works belong to the concerto grosso form for various solo instruments, which was very popular in Germany. In the Brandenburg Concertos, the spectrum of solo instruments ranges from the violino piccolo, recorders and oboes right through to trumpets and horns.