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What's in a name? The story behind Bach's Brandenburgs

ClassicTalk with George Hamilton

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The breadth of Johann Sebastian Bach's output is astonishing

The breadth of Johann Sebastian Bach's output is astonishing

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The breadth of Johann Sebastian Bach's output is astonishing

These are extraordinary times, so it's heartening to hear from so many how they find lyric fm a solace in this crisis. It's proof of the extraordinary power of music.

Reflecting on this, a number of memories from the summer of 2006 have come to mind.

That was when Germany hosted football's World Cup. There, classical music is never far from the surface.