August 17, 2022

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The Brandenburg Orchestra celebrates the legacy of the Bach household

The Bachs.
Shunske Sato, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. ★★★★
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Nice minds could not essentially suppose alike, however over the previous three weeks they appear to have inspired three of Sydney’s orchestras to take action. The nice heads on this case belong to the Bach household, shut and distant kinfolk of their most well-known son, Johann Sebastian.

The household’s collective musical achievement was the theme of visitor director Shunske Sato’s program with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, following current related live shows by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Shunske Sato and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra carry out The Bachs.Recognition:Keith Saunders

Even when the three live shows contained a number of “snapping moments” – each the Brandenburg Orchestra and the ACO supplied a seventeenth century Sonata a 5 in F by Heinrich Bach, JS’s great-uncle, whereas JS Bach’s Double Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, BWV 1060R was a memorable centerpiece of each the SSO and the current concerto – it’s music one actually can not have sufficient of.

Sato performs with nimble freedom and fluid ease. Within the Double Concerto, he appeared to ‘sit again’ in time to the beat, taking loads of time to fill within the subdivisions, which flowed with grace and occasional elaborations. His accomplice within the double concerto, baroque oboist Emma Black, took a purer method to linework, lending it a sculptural type and a smooth, barely woody sound – velvety, wealthy and mellow.

After the Heinrich Bach Sonata, wherein Sato and the orchestra emphasised the vigorous power of the music versus the languid aspect introduced out by the ACO, they sampled excerpts from a collection by Johann Ludwig Bach, JS’s third cousin , with power within the overture and vigorous spring within the bourree.

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Every half contained a piece by one in all JS Bach’s sons, a vigorous three-movement symphony in E flat main by the second son, Carl Philipp Emanuel, within the first half, and fragments of an incomplete symphony in A by JS’ eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann within the second .

Because the fragment started mid-movement, harpsichordist Anthony Abouhamad offered a free introduction with an excerpt from a fantasia by the identical composer.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.Recognition:Keith Saunders

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