1721: Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major

SUNDAY, November 29, 2020 – 6:00 AM

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, age 36

Instrumentation:

  • solo violin
  • 2 Fiauti d’Echo
  • 2 violins
  • viola
  • violone in Ripieno
  • Violoncello
  • continuo

“Fiauti d’Echo” refers to either flutes or recorders, so choice of instrument is left up to the performers. In this case recorders are usually used, and the “echo” refers to the back and forth between the two of them. A viola da gamba, which you can read about HERE, is often used for the bass part.

Three movements:

  • Allegro, G major
  • Andante, E minor
  • Presto, G major

 

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