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March 24, 2016

Birthday - March 24

Not actually a BIRTHDAY, more of an ANNIVERSARY as today is the day in 1721 that JS Bach dated his dedication to the magnificent Brandenburg Concertos.

There are 6 of them. The most important (to me at least) is the second.  That's the one with THE TRUMPET.  (Note: My friend Joe will be playing the Second Brandenburg with the Edgewood Symphony on May 7.)

Anyway, in the first movement of the Fifth Brandenburg you can experience the masterstrokes of The Baroque: the harpischord cadenza.  Have a listen:

That's Jeannette Sorrell of Apollo's fire.  Amazing.

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