Bach: Brandenburg Concertos ()

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composed by Johann Sebastian Bach

This set of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051, is one of a group that uses chamber-sized instrumentation, with just one or two instruments per part. The primary Italian models for Bach's concertos, the concerti grossi of Vivaldi, were intended for an orchestra that is thought to have included some 60 musicians. However, in for a penny, in for a pound, and the British group Florilegium opts to explore the unusual sonorities that are possible only with a smaller ensemble. Often they deemphasize still further the ...

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  1. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
  2. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  3. Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
  4. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
  5. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
  6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
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Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
2014, Channel Classics

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