Mornings with a Masterpiece: Bach’s ‘Brandenburg’ Concertos

Rosemary Broadbent

Three hundred years ago, in 1721, Bach sent a parcel containing six concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg. The passage of the years still leaves many questions about this gift unanswered.

How did this very disparate collection come together? Were they ever played for their dedicatee? What was Bach keen to demonstrate? Why has their influence lasted for three hundred years?  We shall investigate these issues, and more besides, in the context of a detailed look at all six concertos.

Day 1: Thursday      February 17th        Time: 10am – 12.30      Background and Concertos 1 and 2

Day 2: Thursday February 24th             Time: 10am – 12.30      Concertos 3 to 6 and the legacy

Each morning will consist of two one-hour lecture/discussions delivered via Zoom. There will be a break for coffee, during which the meeting will remain open for informal conversation.

Day:  Thursdays         Time: 10.00-12.30 BST


Price for an Individual Lecture: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£12 5 24

Price for both lectures: 

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£22 5 24

Please send bookings and enquiries to:
Rosemary Broadbent, 26 Bowden Lane, Marple, Stockport SK6 6ND email:  Enquiries to this e-mail address or to 07801-491031

Cheques payable to Rosemary Broadbent. Details for bank transfer will be supplied on request.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, help is available. Please contact the lecturer in advance.

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