There was no reason to expect that the small German town of Köthen would go down in music history at the beginning of the 18th century. Köthen would go down in music history. Yet it was in this town and under the reign of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen, a great lover of art and music, that a virtuoso orchestra was created for which the for which the Kapellmeister J. S. Bach composed some of his most famous instrumental works (notably the Brandenburg Concertos).This is a programme that the Prince would certainly have listened to with pleasure and in which he could even have played!
and in which he could even have played!
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto for oboe d’amore BWV 1055R
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041
Brandenburg Concerto in G major BWV 1049
Concerto for violin and oboe in C minor BWV 1060R
Brandenburg Concerto in D major BWV 1050