So named because they were dedicated to the Margrave of Brandenburg, Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos contain some of the most sumptuous and virtuosic instrumental writing in all of his output. Each is composed for a different line-up, from the intimacy of concertos 3 and 6, composed for strings alone, to the bombastic splendour of Nos. 1 and 2, with their blazing trumpet and horns.
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, bwv 1049 Trio Sonata in G major for Flute and Violin, BWV 1038
J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto for Flute & Recorder TWV 52:e1