Season 28, Episode 4 Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: The Brandenburgs

First Aired: December 14, 2003

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs all six of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos. Based on the Italian concerto-grosso style, the concertos were composed separately but assembled in 1721 for Berlin's Margrave of Brandenberg, whose orchestra couldn't perform them. Moreover, the Margrave, who was looking for a music director at the time, hired someone else. Beverly Sills is the host at New York City's Alice Tully Hall.

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  • Premiered: January 30, 1976
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Classical selections, dance, opera, jazz and other music from New York's Lincoln Center. Winner of numerous Emmys and two Peabody Awards, it's one of TV's most durable cultural showcases. In 1976, the year of its debut, it featured the first live telecasts… (more)

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