BACH AT HIS BEST - Baroque “Perfection” in Trio’s Spectacular Concerts
Bach Akademie Australia presents The Obbligato Sonatas Friday 18, Sunday 20 June
“Cutting edge scholarship, imaginative musicianship and playing of dazzling virtuosity.” - Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Internationally acclaimed violinist, Australia’s own MADELEINE EASTON is joined by two of Australia’s most lauded early music specialists
NEAL PERES DA COSTA and ANTON BABA in a unique recital of Bach’s much-loved Obbligato Sonatas.
The program is featured in two very special performances: on Friday evening 18 June 7.30pm, at St James Church, King Street in the Sydney CBD;
and on Sunday afternoon 20 June at 2pm in the Parish of the Holy Name Church, 35 Billyard Avenue, Wahroonga.
The Friday evening concert will also be livestreamed on Melbourne Digital Concert Hall.
Bach Akademie Australia Artistic Director, Easton, explains that the five works - for violin, harpsichord and viola da gamba –
were a rare departure from Bach’s usual compositional style.
“Bach took the existing baroque trio sonata form and utterly excelled himself, producing a new and innovative example of three-part contrapuntal writing,
showcasing the depth of his musical expression and the apparently inexhaustible inventive resources of his genius. They are nothing short of perfection.”
The program comprises Bach’s Sonatas No.1 in B minor BWV 1014; No.2 in A major BWV 1015;
No.3 in E major BWV 1016; No.5 in F minor BWV 1018 ; and No.6 in G major BWV 1019
Australian violinist Madeleine Easton is an established star on the international stage known for her versatility and expertise in the world of violin playing.
A graduate of the University of Sydney, London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the City University London and the University of Leeds,
Neal Peres Da Costa is a world-renowned performing scholar and educator.
Perth-born Anton Baba is an award-winning cellist and acknowledged virtuoso of the viola da gamba.
St James Church @ 173 King Street, Sydney NSW 2000
$35-$75 plus booking fee