Entering Bach’s World: the Brandenburg Concertos
with Andrew Leonard
Wednesday, December 2, 7:30pm
In 1717, J.S. Bach landed his dream job, as music director in the court of Prince Leopold of Cöthen. During this period in his life Bach composed many of his best-known instrumental compositions including the Brandenburg Concertos.
In this 90-minute virtual listen-in/lecture, Andrew Leonard will share the events in Bach’s life that led to his acceptance of this position (and what he had to do get it), give an overview of the six Brandenburg Concertos and discuss some of Bach’s influences including Antonio Vivaldi, composer of the Four Seasons. During the presentation participants will sample Brandenburg Concerto excerpts and music that inspired Bach.
You do not need to play an instrument or understand classical musical terms to participate. In addition, after the presentation, attendees will receive a list of links to the YouTube videos used and suggested recordings etc., to learn more about J.S. Bach.
Sign up, then grab your cup of tea or glass of wine, relax, and prepare to enter Bach’s world.