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Peace and War: Music from the German Courts.

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Brooklyn Baroque webMelanie Williams ~ flute
David Bakamjian ~ cello
Rebecca Pechefsky ~ harpsichord

While eighteenth-century aristocrats often waged wars, music created an oasis of peace. Quantz and C.P.E. Bach worked for Frederick the Great, known both for aggressive militarism and a passion for music. Franz Xaver Richter, by contrast, worked for the less bellicose Elector of Bavaria, while J.S. Bach wrote masterpieces for the music-loving Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Köthen.

Brooklyn Baroque debuted in the fall of 2000, when cellist David Bakamjian joined the long-standing duo of Baroque flutist Andrew Bolotowsky and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky. Remaining core members Pechefsky and Bakamjian now collaborate with the finest early music specialists in the New York area. For this program they are joined by the sensational Baroque flutist Melanie Williams.

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1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

In person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan

Live stream details: You can watch it on your computer in any of two places by clicking on the name you wish: our website or YouTube.

Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.