Bach in Cappadocia: Brandenburg Concerto

Rebekka Hartmann and Klasik Keyifler Barok Ensemble perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No: 6.


KK organizes concerts in unusual venues such as caves, ancient oil presses, living rooms, town squares, a Selcuk caravansary and hospital, Byzantine churches and monasteries, an Ottoman medresse, and art galleries.

We seek to close the boundaries between performers and listeners by enabling interaction and by informalizing the concert venues in ways that both reflect the historical origins of chamber music as well as offer a personal immediacy that can be hard to find in large modern concert halls. 

For thousands of years the land now known as Turkey has been a major crossroads, and the fragments of hundreds of different civilizations are visible side by side. KK aspires to connect players from around the globe in order to make music together in these fragments of multicultural and historical sites thus feeding the imaginations that interpret the musical classics of both the East and West.

The 8th International Cappadocia Music Festival takes place between the 25 August - 9 September 2018 and opens the unique stage of Cappadoccia to classical music lovers.




Brandenburg Concertos

Brandenburg Concertos, six concerti grossi by Johann Sebastian Bach, considered masterful examples of balance between assorted groups of soloists and a small orchestra. The collection was composed circa 1711–20 and dedicated in 1721 to Christian Ludwig, the margrave (marquess) of Brandenburg and the younger brother of King Frederick I of Prussia.

The Brandenburg Concertos represent a popular music genre of the Baroque era—the concerto grosso—in which a group of soloists plays together with a small orchestra. The word grosso simply means “large,” for there are more soloists than was customary at the time, and the music tends to be more expansive. In the case of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, the soloists are so numerous that the work is virtually symphonic. At various points in the composition, Bach crafted solo roles for one violin, three oboes, one bassoon, and two horns—nearly as many musicians as might constitute a small orchestra. The second concerto of the set has a perilously high trumpet solo as well as solos for recorder (or flute), oboe, and violin. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 features three each of violins, violas, and cellos. Soloists in the fourth concerto include two flutes and a violin and in the fifth a flute, a violin, and a harpsichord. Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, the only piece in the collection to include no violins whatsoever, spotlights the lower strings, supplemented, as always, by the harpsichord.




Art of the Fugue, BWV 1080


Gamba Sonata No:1, BWV 1027


Brandenburg Concerto no.:6, BWV 1048


Suite No. 2 BWV 1067 for flute and strings


  • Location: Güray Museum, Avanos
  • Broadcast date: Monday, September 3, 2018
  • Production: 2018
  • Duration: 12 min 48 sec


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