C13 Bach’s Brandenburg – Part II

  • Sunday, 5 May 2024

    11:00 am

  • Snow Concert Hall

    Canberra Grammar School Campus, Red Hill, ACT

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Compiled in 1721, and presented to the margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt in Berlin, the six concertos written for a diverse, demanding and sometimes daring combination of instruments, represent some of the most jubilant, joyful music of the 18th century. It took 100 years for Bach’s manuscript to be discovered, and another almost 100 years before the first recording was made. The pieces represent some of Bach’s finest instrumental writing and are now widely regarded as a milestone in Western music.

This supreme example of unbridled musical energy is brought to you by Bach Akademie Australia, making its welcome return to the festival.

“I was witness to talent that gave me more than goosebumps. Clearly there is years and years of practice and dedication.”


J.S. Bach, Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments or Six Brandenburg Concertos, part 2

Concerto No. 2 in F BWV 1047
Concerto No. 4 in G BWV 1049
Concerto No. 6 in Bb BWV 1051


Bach Akademie Australia
Directed by Madeleine Easton

This concert is supported by the Hon. Justice Anthony Whealy KC and Mrs. Annie Whealy.

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Bach Akademie Australia is dedicated to performing the works of J.S. Bach. It was established in late 2016 by Australian violinist Madeleine Easton who has recently returned after 19 years of living and working in Europe. Its aim is to enrich and enhance the musical life of Australia. The ensemble’s focus on mastery of performance, authenticity and originality of interpretation brings the music of J.S. Bach to life. Bach Akademie Australia is also focused on forging close links with academic institutions around the country in order to establish educational and learning opportunities for young musicians.

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