The ACO's resident librarian and music expert Bernard Rofe has collated a preview of the music and composers that will appear in Intimate Bach.
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat major
Bach’s six concertos presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg are considered to be among the finest orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. They are like the concerto grossos of Corelli or Vivaldi, featuring groups of solo instruments, but are much more daringly scored. In the sixth concerto, Bach pits two violas against viola da gambas, cellos and bass. In the first movement the violas chase each other in a very close canon, while in the last they take part in a merry gigue.
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