Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5, BWV 1050 - Concerto Köln and Cordula Breuer - Live Concert HD
Ensemble Concerto Köln (led by violinist Evgeny Sviridov), traverso player Cordula Breuer and harpsichord player Wiebke Weidans perform the 'Brandenburg Concerto No. 5' by Johann Sebastian Bach in Het Concertbouw in Amsterdam. The concert ends with a playful encore: Bach's 'Badinerie'.
On the musical program:
Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050
Johann Sebastian Bach - Badinerie uit de Tweede orkestsuite (encore)
Evgeny Sviridov [violin and musical guidance]
Cordula Breuer [traverso]
Wiebke Weidans [harpsichord]
Recording: Sunday the 21th of April 2019, live in Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. This concert is part of Het Zondagochtend Concert (The Sunday Morning Concert), a concertseries by Dutch broadcasters AVROTROS and NPO Radio 4.
Johann Sebastian Bach wrote his fifth Brandenburg Concerto, BWV 1050, for harpsichord, flute and violin as soloists, and an orchestral accompaniment consisting of strings and continuo. An early version of the concerto, BWV 1050a, originated in the late 1710s. On 24 March 1721 Bach dedicated the final form of the concerto to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg.
In his Weimar period (1708–1717) Bach was involved in the concerto genre, mainly through copying and transcribing. The earliest extant sources of Bach's own concerto compositions date from his Köthen period (1717–1723), where the 1721 autograph of the six Brandenburg Concertos takes a central place. Nonetheless around half a dozen of Bach's extant concertos, including some of the Brandenburg Concertos and lost models of his later harpsichord concertos, seem to have had their roots in his Weimar period. Most of what Bach may have left with his employer in Weimar perished in a fire destroying Schloss Weimar in the 1770s.