Sunday Baroque

Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

The Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046, is the first of six great concertos which, taken in combination, add up the most complex and artistically successful failed job application in recorded history. They were written around 1721 and dedicated to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg in March of the same year. Bach‘s position at Cöthen was becoming less desirable to him; his wife had died in 1720 while Bach accompanied his employer, Prince Leopold of Anthalt-Cöthen, to Carlsbad. The prince was also reallocating funds from music to his palace guard, no doubt because the prince’s new wife was not a music lover. – via allmusic.com

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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major ~ BMV 1046 ~ Freiburger Barockorchester

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