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January 2020

Bach: The Brandenburgs

Thursday 30th January @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC, 20540 United States

So named because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos contain some of the most sumptuous and virtuosic instrumental writing in all of his output. Each is composed for a different line-up, from the intimacy of concertos 3 and 6, composed for strings alone, to the bombastic splendour of Nos. 1 and 2, with their blazing trumpet and horns. Join us as we explore these astonishing instrumental jewels, presented in their entirety (in…

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