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Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto # 2

 

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Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

What's a Concerto?

A concerto is a piece of music in which one or more solo instruments get to shine in front of an orchestra. A concerto can be written for any instrument. A "concerto grosso" is a concerto for two groups of instruments -- a smaller group of soloists alternating with a larger group.

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Which composer wrote over 500 concertos?

Giuseppe Torelli

Arcangelo Corelli

Antonio Vivaldi

Johann Sebastian Bach


2.The solo parts of a concerto grosso are played by

a group of soloists

trumpet

violin

organ


3. Which composer gets most of the credit for developing the concerto?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johann Sebastian Bach

Giuseppi Torelli

George Frederick Handel


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