četvrtak, 12.01.2017 19:57
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Time and again, Holland Baroque stuns audiences with its wide variety of musical programmes. Each programme features a no–holds–barred musical meeting with baroque musicians, and also with musicians from other genres. Rest assured: baroque music always takes centre stage. In this broadcast, Holland Baroque performs the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in 1721. At the time Bach was in the service of Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, but he was secretly on the lookout for a new employer. Bach chose to dedicate his Brandenburg concerts to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, hoping the Margrave would invite him to his court. Unfortunately this open application came to nothing – Bach did not even receive a thank-you from the Margrave. Bach composed his Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for three violins, three cellos, and basso continuo, all played here wonderfully by the members of Holland Baroque.