JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

Bach's fifth Brandenburg Concerto dedicated to the king's brother was never played at Brandenburg court

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his Brandenburg Concerto no.5 for harpsichord, flute and violin as soloists, and an orchestra of strings and continuo. 

The Brandenburg Concertos considered masterful sample of consent between hybrid groups of soloists and a orchestra. The collection was composed around 1711–20 and dedicated to Christian Ludwig, the younger brother of King Frederick I of Prussia.

This work indroduce a popular music genre of the Baroque period  'the concerto grosso', in which a groupe of soloists plays with a chamber orchestra. The word grosso means “large,” for there are more soloists than was common at the time. As a younger son, Christian Ludwig lacked the funds to maintenance such a talented orchestra. It is likely that this piece of music were never played at the Brandenburg court.

Here is this concerto, performed by Münchener Bach-Orchester with Karl Richter:

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