9/20/17 – Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047 by J.S. Bach

We get a lot of selections by Bach in the Suzuki repertoire, but to say that it’s just the tip of the iceberg would still be an understatement.  From his posts as the musician at various churches throughout his lifetime, Bach managed to write perhaps a greater volume of truly impressive music throughout his lifetime than any other composer.  Bach represents what is known as the “Baroque” era in music history – a period preceding the Classical period of Mozart and Beethoven, in which string instruments, wind instruments, keyed instruments, and the like were all in earlier stages of development.  You will notice many “period” instruments being played in this video – wooden recorders, trumpets lacking the keys used today, violins and violas without chin rest or shoulder rest and possibly stringed without steel strings.  On the Mount Rushmore of composers, Bach certainly has earned a place, so enjoy this selection: