Which Brandenburg concerto is the best?

Which Brandenburg concerto is the best?

As the most popular of the six concertos, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 may well be the most popular concerto grosso ever written.

Why is Brandenburg Concerto 5?

The innovative Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 is inspired by that new harpsichord Bach ordered in Berlin when he met the Margrave, as it is one of three featured instruments in this concerto, along with the flute and violin.

When was Brandenburg Concerto No 4 written?

Like all of the six concertos that Bach sent to the Margraf of Brandenburg, younger brother of the King of Prussia, in 1721, the Fourth “Brandenburg” Concerto is for an unusual, perhaps unique combination of instruments, as if Bach were seeking to overwhelm the Margraf with the sheer variety of his musical ability.

Who is the best Bach pianist?

Glenn Herbert Gould
Glenn Herbert Gould (/ɡuːld/; né Gold; 25 September 1932 – 4 October 1982) was a Canadian classical pianist. He was one of the best-known and most celebrated pianists of the 20th century, and was renowned as an interpreter of the keyboard works of Johann Sebastian Bach….

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Are there any original recordings of Bach?

The earliest recording of a segment from a ‘real’ Bach’s vocal work is probably from c1917. The earliest recordings of Bach’s solo keyboard works are probably by Violet Gordon-Woodhouse from 1922. There are piano rolls of Busoni playing his Bach transcriptions from 1920-1921.

Is Brandenburg Concerto No 5 Baroque?

Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto is a good place to begin an exploration of Baroque music. It was one of six “concertos with several instruments” that the composer gathered together in 1721 and dedicated to the music-loving youngest son of the Elector of Brandenburg, which explains the title.

When was Brandenburg Concerto No 3 composed?

On March 24, 1721, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) dedicated six “concertos with several instruments” to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg.

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