Bach—Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Lecture no. 3 from the course: The 30 Greatest Orchestral Works
Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 44 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Follow Bach’s career as he navigates the challenges of musical life in Baroque Germany. Also learn about the writing, loss, and rediscovery of the six beloved Brandenburg Concerti. In the Brandenburg No. 2’s opening movement, discover Bach’s brilliant interpretation of ritornello form, using four solo instruments in complex interactions with each other and the orchestra. Study key passages of the second-movement “nocturne” and the majestic concluding fugue, with its echoes of the ritornello theme.