Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg, for whom Bach copied the concertos, portrayed by Antoine Pesne in 1710 The Brandenburg Concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach ( BWV 1046–1051), are a collection of six instrumental works presented by Bach to Christian Ludwig , Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt ,  in 1721 (though probably composed earlier).
'Brandenburg' Concerto No. 3 Instrument Viola, Violin Genre orchestral works Serie Brandenburg concertos Year 1719-1720 City Köthen Occasion Dedicated in 1721 to Margrave Christian Ludwig of Brandenburg Special notes Bach used the first movement in 1729 as a sinfonia in the cantata Ich liebe den Höchsten von ganzem Gemüte, BWV 174.
Frederick William was a military commander of wide renown, and his standing army would later become the model for the Prussian Army.He is notable for his joint victory with Swedish forces at the Battle of Warsaw, which, according to Hajo Holborn, marked "the beginning of Prussian military history", but the Swedes turned on him at the behest of King Louis XIV and invaded Brandenburg.
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