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The Concerto for two violins, strings, and basso continuo in D Minor (BWV 1043) of J.S. Bach.
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A. As instruments became modernized in the 19th century, builders and players tended to focus on the volume of sound and the stability of tuning. Modern steel strings replaced the older materials, and instruments were often machine made. Historical instruments, built individually by hand and with overall lighter construction, have extremely complex overtones—which we find delightful. Modern instruments are of course perfectly suited to more modern music.
Q. Why is the pitch lower, or higher?
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The concerto is surely one of the most complex, entrancing and beautiful of all of the concertos from the baroque period. We invite you to enjoy this timeless moment from the live performance at St. Mark's, San Francisco, performed on original instruments by Voices of Music. Featuring Carla Moore and Cynthia Miller Freivogel, solo baroque violins; Katherine Kyme and Lisa Grodin, baroque violins; David Daniel Bowes, baroque viola; Tanya Tomkins, continuo cello; Farley Pearce, violone, Katherine Heater, baroque organ; David Tayler, archlute.
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