J. S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos
Stefan Gottfried unearths classical symbolism amongst these treasures as he reinterprets the Brandenburgs with the glorious sound of the Concentus Musicus.
J. S. Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos © Werner Kmetitsch
When Johann Sebastian Bach visited margrave Christian Ludwig von Brandenburg in the Berlin Palace, all the ancient deities that shone down at him from the painted ceilings were the ones that were behind his secret scheme for the Brandenburg Concertos. The idea that in this cycle Bach might have been glorifying the virtues of Baroque princes under the guise of mythology is not new, but it remains utterly charming. Diana’s hunting horn, Pan’s pipes, Apollo’s violin and the nine muses with their stringed instruments are among the obvious allusions.
Duration 120 minutes
Orchestra / Band Concentus Musicus Vienna
Conductor Stefan Gottfried
Producer ORF in association with styriarte
YOU MIGHT ALSO BE INTERESTED IN...
Leoš Janáček – a great story of the 20th century
Czech Television, in coproduction with Poorhouse Int., has completed a documentary film on the life and especially the work of a great Czech composer.
What does “good” look like for digital projects in the Performing Arts?
IMZ International Music + Media Centre
This IMZ Academy Session will take place in the course of Karajan Music Tech Conference and examine the crucial relationship between technological + creative innovation through the shortlisted projects of the Fedora Digital Prize.
Gipsy Love – Bühne Baden
“I am a Gypsy child”, “I hear the sound of cymbals” and “Zorika, Zorika, come back” are just a few of the rousing melodies of this romantic operetta.