Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sundays are for Beauty - Bach
That's the Freiburg (Germany) Baroque Orchestra performing J. S. Bach's third Brandenburg Concerto. He wrote six of them and they are widely regarded as among the finest musical compositions of the Baroque era. Most readers of this Blog are very familiar with the second, which served as the theme for William F. Buckley's Firing Line debate show on PBS for so many years.
The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra has been in existence since 1987, and performs around the world. This chamber ensemble is a specialty, and even if you prefer horns to strings (as I do, but I love that harpsichord), you have to admit they make beautiful music. Have a beautiful Sunday.