Insights & Sounds: J.S. Bach – A Brandenburg Concerto and Two Cantatas
John Grau, tenor
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BWV 1050
BACH Cantata No. 55, “Ich armer Mensch, ich Sudenknecht“
Pablo Casals described Bach as “the supreme genius of music.” Through three succinct works we will investigate whether shy Casals’ assessment rings true through a Brandenburg concerto, considered one of Bach’s most important secular works, and the cantata form where Bach’s creative genius thrived.
This concert is part of Insights & Sounds, a new series that will focus on individual composers or genre and provide audiences with concise concerts in which great music is performed and discussed. These concerts are perfect for classical music connoisseurs who wish to expand their knowledge and classical music novices who would like to explore classical music’s significance.