The best Bach Brandenburgs

Today's Promelette explores the finest recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos with an exclusive Apple Music playlist

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The best Bach Brandenburgs
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What are the finest recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos? In our exclusive Apple Music playlist, to tie in with today's BBC Proms Brandenburg Projects, we bring you six different recordings of Bach's masterpieces, from Apollo's Fire to the English Concert, via Concerto Italiano.

 

 

 

What's on at the Proms tonight?

Prom 29: Sunday 5 August, 3pm

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Mark-Anthony Turnage Maya (UK premiere)
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Anders Hillborg Bach Materia (UK premiere)
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Uri Caine Hamsa (UK premiere)

Pekka Kuusisto (violin)
Antje Weithaas (violin)
Maya Beiser (cello)
Fiona Kelly (flute)
Uri Caine (piano)
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard

 

Prom 30: Sunday 5 August, 7:30pm

JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Olga Neuwirth Aello – ballet mécanomorphe (UK premiere)
Brett Dean Approach – Prelude to a Canon
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Steven Mackey Triceros (UK premiere)

Antje Weithaas (violin)
Brett Dean (viola)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
Claire Chase (flute)
Fiona Kelly (flute)
Marten Larsson (oboe)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet)
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard

Both these Proms will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3

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