Bachorchestra of the Gewandhaus Leipzig Set to Perform Six Brandenburg Concertos

Date created: 16.07.2014.

The Bachorchestra was founded in 1962 in Leipzig, a city famous for its music and culture, in which J. S. Bach acted from 1723 until his death in 1750.  The Bachorchestra, consisting strictly of members of the world-renown Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, is led by concert master Prof. Christian Funke, who was the first concert master of the Dresden Staatkapell. Their repertoire’s framework is composed of the works of J. S. Bach, compositions of the Italian Baroque, as well as early classical music. National and international music critics highlight the liveliness and imagination of their performances, noting the visible fervor and joy of music-making, which is a common characteristic of all the orchestra’s members.

The Brandenburg Concertos by J. S. Bach, the most notable and fertile composer of the German Baroque, enjoy great popularity and are one of the most frequently performed and most favourite of Bach's works, in general.