Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Sebastian Bach:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, first movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, first movement, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, first movement

Learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

How many Brandenburg Concertos did J. S. Bach write?

 7

 3

 6

 10

Which instrument is NOT heard in the Brandenburg Concertos?

 trumpet

 saxophone

 violin

 flute

A harpsichord sounds different from a piano because

 its strings are plucked by tiny quills

 small hammers hit its strings

 its strings are strummed like a guitar or harp

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Johann Sebastian Bach:

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, first movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, first movement, third movement
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, first movement

Learn more about Johann Sebastian Bach

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

How many Brandenburg Concertos did J. S. Bach write?

 7

 3

 6

 10

Which instrument is NOT heard in the Brandenburg Concertos?

 trumpet

 saxophone

 violin

 flute

A harpsichord sounds different from a piano because

 its strings are plucked by tiny quills

 small hammers hit its strings

 its strings are strummed like a guitar or harp

 

Classics for Kids is supported by:

 

© Copyright Cincinati Public Radio