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Chamber Works: Bach Triples
15 August 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST$25
Bach’s triple concerto in D major (known as the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5) dates from 1719, and was written to demonstrate the new harpsichord ordered from Berlin for the court at Köthen.
It is the first concerto that used the harpsichord as a solo instrument, and thus, can be considered one of the most significant and historically far-reaching works Bach ever wrote.
It is the first in a line of his numerous solo, double and triple concertos featuring the keyboard, works that influenced his sons—C. P. E. Bach and J. C. Bach in particular—whose works in the genre in turn paved the way for subsequent composer-pianists who established the keyboard concerto as a staple genre of the art music repertoire.