Erin Helyard turning a page during performance

DIVE IN: Intimate Bach

Posted on 27 Aug 2018 by Bernard Rofe

Brett Dean

Brett Dean is one of the world's major figures in new music, and a former violist in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. His relationship with the ACO goes back decades. Watch him here discussing violins with Richard Tognetti.

Erin Helyard

Erin Helyard directs some of Australia's finest early music ensembles and is one of Australia's leading harpsichordists. Watch him here performing Handel's "Harmonious Blacksmith" variations.

BACH Andante from Sonata for Solo Violin No.2 in A minor

Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin represent the ultimate challenge for any violinist. Not only are they extremely technically challenging, but they make great demands on the performer in terms of interpretation and expression. Richard Tognetti has a close affinity with these works, and his recordings of Bach have won three consecutive ARIA awards.