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Boston Musical Intelligencer – Bach Would Have Approved

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With a penchant for historical accuracy, Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society prides itself on breathing life into early repertoire. At Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center Friday night, they permitted themselves an indulgence in a Bach concert which, by all accounts, the composer never realized in his lifetime – performing the complete Brandenburg Concertos. However, given the musical revelations it provided, in addition to its sheer energy level, one would forgive this HIP inaccuracy. While Bach himself never heard all six performed together (or at all), if he happened to have wandered in, he would have approved, and maybe joined in....
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