This was a very striking and unusual concert for the wonderful Australian Chamber Orchestra led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti.
This is the latest in the marvellous series of studiocasts with photography by director Matisse Ruby and her team of Tyson Perkins and Drew English.
Photographed in black and white, the concert began dramatically with Tognetti, his back to us, striding to the podium.
JS BACH – (arr. Tognetti) The Musical Offering, BWV1079) opened the program – the strings were sharp and angry at first but then they changed to slower and shimmering, rich and meandering, delicate with a bright flute (Emmanuel Pahud) darting and leaping.
JS BACH’S – St Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich was very energetic, with scurrying flurries from the strings. Tognetti on violin was magnificent, tumbling fast and furious and his duet with cellist Timo-Veikko Valve was very touching. Continue reading BACH AND BEYOND : AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA STUDIOCAST