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The Brandenburg Concertos with Concerto Copenhagen

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Haakon's Hall (Håkonshallen)Bergenhus Festning, Bergen, Hordaland, 5835, Norway
On Thursday 23 May 2019 at 19:30
Festival: Bergen International Festival

The most famous job application of the Baroque era. 

The Brandenburg Concertos are six concerti grossi composed by Johann Sebastian Bach over a period of four years. During a visit to Berlin Bach performed for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, who asked to receive some of his compositions. Three years later Bach sent the six concertos along with a letter requesting employment. It is not known whether Bach received a reply, but his job application has gone down in history as some of the most greatly loved music of the period. 

The members of Concerto Copenhagen are all elite musicians who are thoroughly familiar with early music and have a burning desire to express this music as vital, relevant and contemporary. Artistic director Lars Ulrik Mortensen, formerly professor in harpsichord in Munich, has received the Léonie Sonning Music Prize, recognized as Denmark's highest musical honour. 

‘Concerto Copenhagen’s Brandenburg Concertos contain all the heart can desire: grounding and striving for heaven, simplicity and subtlety, tranquillity and unpredictability … what riches!’ – Klassisk

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