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 The Story of the Brandenburg Concertos


When Johann Sebastian Bach sent a set of six concertos to the Margrave of Brandenburg -- a German official -- the Margrave probably never even looked at the music. Bach called his pieces "concertos for a variety of instruments," because each one calls for a different instrumental combination.   [MORE]



INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA

INSTRUMENTS OF THE ORCHESTRA
An orchestra is made up of many musicians playing different instruments. Learn more about the instruments found in an orchestra.

MUSICAL DICTIONARY

MUSICAL DICTIONARY
JS Bach composed the Brandenburg Concertos. What is a concerto? The Classics for Kids interactive dictionary helps you understand the meaning of musical terms like concerto and downbeat with examples for listening.

WOMEN COMPOSERS

WOMEN COMPOSERS
In honor of Women's History Month, enjoy a look at classical music's women composers.

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