Thoroughbass: The Toybox

This Christmas bring your little ones on a musical journey through Claude Debussy’s The Toybox.

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Bach’s Gamba Sonatas

Complex, intricate and infinitely varied, Bach’s sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord are less well-known than the solo cello suites, but just as fascinating.

 
Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

 
Thoroughbass: Latino Love Affair

Presenting a selection of contemporary and historic pieces with a distinctly Latin feel, keyboard virtuoso Michael Tsalka joins Thoroughbass

 
Thoroughbass: Semele

Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

 
Thoroughbass: Semele

Highly regarded soprano Anna Fraser renders the horrifying story of Semele in the French style – refined, lush and perfect.

 
Thoroughbass: The Child in Us

Tickets: $30/$25 This is not children’s music. This is us as adults remembering our childhood – its innocence and confusion, the intensity of joy and disappointment and, sometimes, conflict. Many composers have understood these memories and portrayed them in music.…

 
Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos

Tickets: $30/$25 A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries…

 
Thoroughbass: Fans, fantasias and fandangos

Tickets: $30/$25 A journey in time through Spain from the 16th century to the 20th – from the courts of Phillip II with Diego Ortiz (Recercardia 1553) to that of Queen Maria Bárbara in Madrid with Domenico Scarlatti two centuries…

 
ThoroughBass are joined by Israeli keyboard player, Michael Tsalka

On a somewhat dull winter afternoon in Sydney, I attended a ThoroughBass concert named “Overture and Concerto” at the Mosman Art Gallery. The Grand Hall, previously a Methodist church featuring lovely stained glass windows and an expansive timber ceiling that…

 
ThoroughBass Cock Crow brings Rosemary Dobson’s poetry to concert format

The concert is intimate and personal. The blend of poetry and strings is a fine choice, as the attack of the keyboard reflects the accuracy of the chosen poetic words.

 
Surprises under The Birch Tree as Thoroughbass is inspired by folk songs

I am always impressed by their interesting and innovative programming. There are always surprises and challenges for the listener.

 
Thoroughbass’ The Viole Divine

Focused on the viola da gamba, with works by Rameau, Bach and Marais. Three instruments were featured, gamba (Shuang Ng), violin (Tara Hashanbuoy) and harpsichord (Diana Weston).

 
Review | ThoroughBass provided a musical feast of varied flavours, composed by Ann Carr-Boyd

A series of folksong arrangements bookended the concert. Very varied styles here despite the tone set by the constraints of an early music ensemble.

 
Insight | Ann Carr-Boyd & the Flying West project

Ann Carr-Boyd’s bottom drawer is full of largely unpublished and unrecorded manuscripts from 40 years ago, ThoroughBase and The Flying West project been recording them.

 
ThoroughBass: Music to tap your foot to!

ThoroughBass, Mosman, 16 November 2014 ThoroughBass, a Sydney ensemble founded in 2009 and which performs lesser-known baroque and contemporary music, served up wonderful musical fare on Sunday afternoon in another of the St Luke’s Concert Series in Mosman. Diana Weston…

 
ThoroughBass was dramatic and stunning as the mythological Phaedra

Hester Hannah was dramatic & stunning as the mythological Phaedra. Drama was heightened by red lighting, casting interesting shadows on the walls & intensified the inner tensions of this tragic, dignified woman.

 
ThoroughBass: Men of Moment

I never knew St Luke’s Mosman was such a wonderful space to be in with its minimal modern architecture and simple blue and gold semi circular chancel at the end. The women of Thoroughbass presented “Men of Moment” at St…

 
Blue Skies, Magpies & Goldfish

This is quite an eclectic disc which grows on you with repeated listening. If you fancy extending your horizons and sound world then buy it – you’ll be rewarded.

 
Ondine Productions: Hymn to the Sun – The scent of rhythm

Philip Glass’s music is often misunderstood as repetitive. Superficially it is, but it shifts forward almost continuously. Maintaining its rhythmic progress is a challenge for instrumentalists and singers alike. Glass’ Akhenaten is of one of his three ‘portrait’ operas featuring…

 
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