Symphony Thursdays @7pm - Brandenburg Concerto
Hal & Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Virtual Classical Series
Carl St.Clair, conductor
Benjamin Smolen, flute
Lelie Resnick, oboe
Barry Perkins, trumpet
Dennis Kim, violin
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Captured on March 20, 2021
Today, Bach's Brandenburg Concertos are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. And yet they were never performed during the composer's lifetime. After Bach gifted the manuscript of the six concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg in 1721, it languished on library shelves until it was rediscovered in 1849. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, performed here, contains one of the most difficult parts in the trumpet repertoire.
This performance will be available for FREE streaming through May 28.