The Players of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, with speaker Hannah French and conductor John Butt, presents a study day dedicated to Bach's collection os six concertos.
In the morning you are taken on a journey from Bach's workshop to Kings Place with Hannah French taking a look inside some key performances of the Brandenburg Concertos since their publication in 1721. Scores, recordings, films, and concert programmes created by some of the greatest artists and ensembles of the 18th to the 21st-centuries bring to life the cultural context of this colourful collection of concertos.
The afternoon consists of a detailed analytic look at some of the music. John Butt conducts all of OAE’s performances at Kings Place as well as OAE players.