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Bach Akademie Australia Solo Sonatas And Partitas – Chatswood

June 18, 2023 @ 2:30 pm

Bach Akademie Australia’s redoubtable Artistic Director Madeleiene Easton returns to the Sydney concert stage with four performances of the mighty Solo Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach, and a selection of Italian, French and German Baroque chamber works in a concerts series called A Universe of One:The Solo Sonatas And Partitas.

Fresh from performing with the English Baroque Soloists at the Coronation of King Charles III, Easton performs this demanding anthology deliving into their mysteries and complexities with flawless technique and a deep appreciation and knowledge of Bach’s music.

In Chatswood on Sunday afternoon 18 June she will play a selection of highlights from the first three concerts  performed over three evenings in Paddington on 15, 16 and 17 June. She explores these works, interspersed with chamber music from other masters of the Baroque, including Scarlatti, Handel and Leclair. She will be joined by an ensemble comprising cellist Anthea Cottee, flautist Mikaela Oberg, harpsichordist Nathan Cox and cellist John Ma.

“These six works represent the undisputed pinnacle of composition for solo violin, inspiring absolute wonderment, delight, joy and deep contemplation in all who have them in their lives,” says Madeleine. “Every one of the 6 pieces contains every conceivable emotion, representing all aspects of the human condition.”

Paddington, Sydney: 7 pm each evening, Paddington Uniting Church 395 Oxford Street, Paddington

Thursday June 15: J.S. Bach Sonata No.1 in G minor for solo violin BWV 1001/ Alessandro Scarlatti Sonata in C for recorder, two violins, cello, and continuo/ J.S. Bach Partita No.1 in B minor for solo violin BWV 1002

Friday June 16:  J.S. Bach Sonata No.2 in A minor for solo violin BWV 1003/ G.F. Händel Trio Sonata in F major, Op.2, No.4 HWV 389/ J.S. Bach Partita No.2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004

Saturday June 17: J.S. Bach Sonata No.3 in C major BWV 1005/ Jean-Marie Leclair Trio Sonata Op.4 No.3 in D minor/ J.S. Bach Partita No.3 in E major BWV 1006

Chatswood, Sydney: Sunday, June 18 at 2.30pm/ a selection from the full program/ Our Lady of Dolours 94 Archer Street, Chatswood

Information and bookings    www.bachakademieaustralia.com.au   1300 785 377

Read our review of the Bach Akademie Australia’s recent concert Grazie in Grazia.


Our Lady of Dolours
94A Archer Street
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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