Bach's Brandenburg Concertos: a musical job application
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Bach: 15 facts about the great composer
13. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos: a musical job application
Normally, job applications tend to involve a lot of CV-massaging and begging letters. Not for Bach, though - he wrote his Brandenburg Concertos to try and get work with Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. Perhaps not realising that he was dealing with one of the great musical geniuses of the time, the Margrave didn't even bother to get back in touch with Bach.