Virtuosic soloists from The Philadelphia Orchestra will be featured in five sparkling and propulsive works by J.S. Bach this Sunday. The performance is further enhanced by Baroque specialist Nicholas McGegan, who brought a fresh and animated approach to these familiar masterworks when the performances took place at VerizonÂ Hall back in mid-April.
Today, J. S. Bachâ€™s Brandenburg Concertos are among the most popular pieces from the Baroque era. WRTIâ€™s Susan Lewis explores the mystery in the story of the famous concertos. Â Â
On Sunday, August 11th at 2 pm, WRTI will broadcast a recorded live concert featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra performing three of Bachâ€™s Brandenburg Concertos, his Double Violin Concerto, and his Orchestral Suite No. 3.
Listen to Susanâ€™s interview with Temple University Music Professor Steven Zohn about the mystery and ongoing appeal of Bachâ€™s Brandenburg Concertos.