Bringing statues to life: Johann Sebastian Bach


German composer. One of his best known works is the Brandenburg Concerto, written for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. But Ludwig never paid for them, and his lack of an orchestra means he never had them performed.

The score was found in his library after his death, and sold for 24 groschen (worth about £24 today). It was first performed in 1849, 128 years after it was written.

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