The Brandenburg Concertos

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The monumental Brandenburg Concertos and the genius of J.S. Bach. Experience these enduringly exquisite concertos in one unforgettable evening.

Presented by Johann Sebastian Bach to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt in 1721, the Brandenburg Concertos are a collection of immortal instrumental compositions inseparable from the concerto grosso form. These spirited works are widely regarded as the pinnacle of orchestral composition from the Baroque era and has inspired the imagination of musicians and audiences ever since they were rediscovered in the Prussian royal library in 1849.

In a highly-anticipated event, a first in the Brandenburg’s thirty-year history, five concertos will be performed in one unforgettable evening showcasing the immense instrumental talent of Australia’s national Baroque orchestra in an array of daring instrumental combinations.

Pre-Concert Talk, Sunday 10 March 4pm
Dr Alan Maddox, a long-time friend of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, will host his widely popular and engrossing pre-concert talk for the first time ever at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 10 March. The talk will be hosted in the Salzer Suite from 4pm. Limited to 70 persons so first in best dressed!

Presented by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra



J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major, BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051


Paul Dyer Conductor, harpsichord
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Letters from the artists

Hear from Principal Flute and Recorder artist Melissa Farrow and Principal Second Violinist Ben Dollman about the upcoming performance.




This production is part of the following series: