Brandenburgatopia - Afternoons This Week

Oct 13, 2013

Among the many delights that Barney Sherman has scheduled this week is a new recording of the Brandenburg Concertos that will make you fall in love with them yet again. We all thought we knew how these concertos sound - but these performances glow with warm, rich timbres we haven't yet heard from other period-instrument (or modern-instrument) groups. We all have a sense for how they move, but these have a natural interplay among the musicians and a liveliness that comes from within the music (as opposed to velocity imposed from without). Tune in this week to hear them for yourself!

The opening of the manuscript Bach sent to the Margrave of Brandenburg.
Credit Bach-Archiv Leipzig (