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This week on A Little Night Music, Kathleen Kajioka takes a closer look at J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
Six magnificent works which may have been lost, like so much of Bach’s music, had they not been presented to the Margrave of Brandenburg in a bid for employment. No job was offered, and they were never played at the Margrave’s court.
But they were preserved, and now we can enjoy the colourful concertos of unprecedented variety – some with a hidden message or two!