Reviewer IAN McLEAN says the “Bach for All” concert in the Canberra International Music Festival was overly ambitious in terms of staging and content.
”What a concert. What a performance.” Clearly reviewer ROB KENNEDY has no misgivings spending time with the remarkable pianist Dan Tepfer.
Roland Peelman, was drawing a long bow when he linked African music to Johann Sebastian Bach on the strength of a comment by Albert Schweitzer, but he got away with it, says reviewer HELEN MUSA.
“The abstract orchestral score and the equally abstract vocal lines bore little obvious resemblance to each other but worked together brilliantly to produce a cohesive whole.” CLINTON WHITE reviews “The Children’s Bach”.
"A string quartet can expose music like few other mediums, and when it’s Bach in the hands of the Brodsky Quartet, it is sound quality at its finest," writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.
"Was the concert just as confusing as the current Brexit situation? Not at all. The concert was just wonderful," writes IAN McLEAN
Vyacheslav Gryaznov took his audience captive with a program that not only showed off his technical prowess, but also his compositional talent, writes CLINTON WHITE.
IT was a memorable evening at the Fitters Workshop when the Canberra International Music Festival presented a major performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "St John Passion", writes LEN POWER.
"Magic" was the theme of this peripatetic concert, and magic was effectively conjured up, writes HELEN MUSA.
Their joy, their love of music, was infectious, writes JUDITH CRISPIN.
Quatuor Voce gave an excellent performance of the work, from the moderate opening movement, through the busy scherzo to the atmospheric adagio, and on to the finale, writes LEN POWER.
Reviewer IAN McLEAN shares his enjoyment of a morning performance of Bach Akademie Australia.
Kristian Winther on solo violin, playing Bach all from memory is a feat worth paying attention to, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.
“I’VE been to a marvellous party”, goes the Noel Coward song. That’s how reviewer LEN POWER felt after the “Latin Romance” concert by Los Pitutos.
IAN McLEAN reviews a French marimba trio who turned on "an enchanting concert that extracted sustained and heartfelt applause from a large audience of well-satisfied attendees".
There's a buzz of anticipation in the marquee outside the Fitters’ for the sold-out opening concert of the 25th Canberra International Music Festival, reports reviewer CLINTON WHITE.
This world premiere performance saw a cross-generational mix of audience members kept on the edge of seats for 90 minutes, writes reviewer HELEN MUSA.
THERE was never going to be any mystery about what we’d see in the 2019 Canberra International Music Festival if director Roland Peelman had...
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A selection of photos taken by photographer PETER HISLOP from the Canberra International Music Festival.