MUSIC: Busch at Work

The concert had all the ingredients of a prosaic, academic affair, but the result was anything but stuffy. Three of Johann Sebastian Bach's six famous Brandenburg concertos were to be played by a small body of musicians (such an orchestra as Bach had in mind), with scrupulous regard for the composer's intentions (as deduced from a study of Bach manuscripts), without a conductor (as it would have been played in Bach's day). After Adolf Busch had put his Chamber Music Players through their paces last week in Manhattan's Town Hall—in their first...

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