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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcasts

Conductor Nicholas Kraemer

Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 pm

Hear Bach’s six Brandenburg Concertos featuring soloists from the orchestra and conducted by Nicholas Kraemer, who also plays harpsichord. Recorded at Symphony Center last November.

From the CSO’s website about this performance: “Among Bach’s most beloved and celebrated works, his six Brandenburg Concertos demonstrate some of the most daring and innovative instrumental scoring in the entire Baroque repertoire. Whether the ground-breaking blend of hunting horns and oboes with strings of No. 1, the bright piccolo trumpet of No. 2 (which inspired Paul McCartney’s Penny Lane) or the remarkable No. 5 in which the harpsichord strikes out alone above the orchestra for virtuosic glory, this flawless collection of gems is pure delight.

Guest conductor Nicholas Kraemer calls the Brandenburg concertos “the summit of high-Baroque instrumental music” and describes them as standing out from anything else written during that era because of their striking individuality.”

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