Brandenburg Concertos

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The Brandenburg Concertos are a set of concertos written by Johann Sebastian Bach. It was written for Christian Ludwig, Magrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt.

History[change | change source]

The set was collected and given to the margrave by Bach in 1721. At that time, he was working as Kapellmeister at Cöthen.[1]:208 Christoph Wolff thinks that the concertos may have been written when Bach was working at Weimar.[1]:169

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wolff, Christoph (2000). Johann Sebastian Bach. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 978-0-393-04825-4.

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