The Brandenburg Quartet

Discover the joy of both well-loved and little-known quartets of the classical repertoire played on period instruments and in period style with this intimate concert by the Brandenburg Quartet, formed by the principal string players of the renowned Australian Brandenburg…

 
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s spectacular Thomas Tallis’ England

I had been looking forward to reviewing this concert ever since the 2018 brochure appeared in my letterbox. English music of around 400 years ago is simply divine. It’s the music of Shakespeare’s time, and the music dramatic. Our program…

 
A Balancing Act: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa

I was sad to miss the first collaboration in 2015 of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Circa. Who doesn’t like a circus? This time I was looking forward to hearing some old tunes from the Brandenburg’s CD Tapas and some…

 
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra staged Handel’s Messiah is a showpiece

“He’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!” The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra stage Handel’s Messiah. It’s a momentous occasion, a season opening concert, and what better than to launch with the masterpiece that is George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. I…

 
Shunske Sato and the Sen-Sato-tional Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

After a long tiring week, it was a great pleasure to saunter down to the City Recital Hall with a friend and settle in a for a night of romantic music on period instruments. I had been warned to ‘not…

 
Boy did the Brandenburgs sing Mozart’s Requiem!

All praise to the choral machine that is the Brandenburg Voices – precision, powerful and polished.

 
Riccardo Minasi and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and their parlour of Neapolitan delights

Riccardo Minasi, Italian Baroque violinist extraordinaire, returned to our shores after a four-year gap to play with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and promised a scrumptious evening of unknown Neapolitan Baroque treats. Were we rewarded? Mostly. As a fan of all…

 
You could hear a pin drop during Brandenburg’s Mozart’s Fortepiano

Fortepiano really started to play under Bezuidenhout’s superb fingers in the Mozart concerto. You could hear a pin drop.

 
Brandenburg’s Vivaldi Unwired was a tour de force sensual journey through the brilliance of the baroque and back

What I experienced was a challenge to think twice and then some – about my expectations of the both Antonio Vivaldi and the ABO itself. Brandenburg’s Vivaldi Unwired was a tour de force sensual journey through the brilliance of the baroque and back

 
St Cecilia and the Brandies’ heavenly harmonies

The Arrival of the Well-Dressed Queens of Sheba It’s been quite the week for early music in Sydney, with ACO’s new rendition of the Four Seasons and the impeccable Tafelmusik in town, but what a pleasure to have some heavenly…

 
The Brandies do Vivaldi as Dmitry Sinkovsky leads with a swish of his ponytail

The first movement of Winter was Sinkovsky’s new spooky, icy & foggy interpretation that was simply outstanding & one of the best renditions I have ever heard.

 
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