Swedish Chamber Orchestra: The Brandenburg Project

April 30, 2021, 9:00 am

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Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos belong to those works that are so well-known that we risk taking them for granted. In order to (re-)discover the special qualities that can inspire us today, Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra decided to contact six contemporary composers, asking each of them to compose a companion piece to one of the concertos. In 2018, they presented the result, with a performance at the BBC Proms of all the works – new and old. Recorded over a period of 18 months leading up to the concert, the present set provides a unique opportunity to experience six very different musical minds and idioms entering into conversation with Bach: Mark-Anthony Turnage, Steven Mackey, Anders Hillborg, Olga Neuwirth, Uri Caine, and Brett Dean.