Musica Viva Australia
Mon 26 Sep & Sat 8 Oct, 2022
Take an intriguing musical journey around the Mediterranean, with a brilliant mandolinist and a spectacular cellist as your guides.event and ticket info
Bach Akademie Australia
There could be no better way to conclude our year than to present Monteverdi’s great mass of thanksgiving, after plague had once again ravaged Europe. Great art comes from great hardship, and in presenting this work, we acknowledge the great hardship we as the human race have collectively endured over the last two years of our lives. We give thanks to Monteverdi whose selfless act of composition has given us this heartfelt and consoling work.
Part 1 of our program begins in Italy with Monteverdi, interposed with works by other titans of the Venetian Renaissance, Marini and Gabrieli. Part 2 takes us on a journey to Germany through the music of Heinrich Schütz, Monteverdi’s great pupil and teacher of J.S. Bach. We end the year with the one composer who is our greatest inspiration, and whose ability to console and bring joy surpasses all others. J.S. Bach’s mighty Christmas Cantata ‘Christen, atzet diesen Tag’ BWV 63 is a true celebration of the spirit of Christmas and thanksgiving.
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PART II: GERMANY