Bach Violin Concertos
2 - 12 April 2017
BACH (arr. Richard Tognetti) Preludio from Violin Partita No.3
in E major
BACH Violin Concerto No.2 in E major
BACH Sarabande from Cello Suite No.4 in E-flat major
HAYDN Symphony No.22 in E-flat major The Philosopher
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
BACH Concerto for Three Violins in D major
HAYDN Symphony No.27 in G major
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Helena Rathbone Violin
Satu Vänskä Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
"Richard Tognetti is one of the most characterful, incisive and impassioned violinists to be heard today."
The Daily Telegraph (UK)
Experience the soulful
beauty and timeless genius of JS Bach with Richard Tognetti and the ACO.
Johann Sebastian Bach is the greatest polyphonist of all time. To hear Bach’s writing for solo violin, violin and orchestra, two violins and orchestra, and three violins and orchestra is to hear genius at work. Bach achieves the most remarkable effects with just one instrument in a single musical line. Pure magic!
With Richard Tognetti at the helm for these performances, you will experience his vision of Bach’s magnificent writing for violin – a vision that has earned him three consecutive ARIA awards for his recordings of Bach’s violin works.
Rounding out the program are two glorious symphonies from the “Father of the Symphony”, Franz Joseph Haydn. Haydn wrote more than one hundred symphonies, with these two cracking examples sitting right up there among his greatest.
The Sydney Morning Herald
★★★★★ "ACO delivers insider's account of Bach."
“Australian Chamber Orchestra’s joyous return to first principles.”
The Daily Telegraph
"Australian Chamber Orchestra gets old and new balance right and packs them in."
★★★★"Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House."
"Australian Chamber Orchestra adds some serious bite to its Bach."
The West Australian
"[Richard Tognetti] occupies a dominant place among this country's musical artists."
Free pre-concert talks
Enhance your concert experience - join us for a chat with music experts 45 minutes before every concert.
Adelaide Town Hall, with Jim Koehne
Tue 4 Apr 6.45pm
QPAC Concert Hall, with Gordon Hamilton
Mon 10 Apr 6.15pm
Arts Centre Melbourne, with John Werteka
Sun 2 Apr 1.45pm
Mon 3 Apr 6.45pm
Perth Concert Hall, with Fiona Campbell
Wed 5 Apr 6.45pm
City Recital Hall, with Toby Chadd
Sat 8 Apr 6.15pm
Tue 11 Apr 7.15pm
Wed 12 Apr 6.15pm
Sydney Opera House, with Toby Chadd
Sun 9 Apr 1.15pm
Live in the Studio: Bach Violin Concertos
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of Richard, Helena and the orchestra rehearsing Bach's Concerto for Two Violins in D minor.
Bach | Beethoven: Fugue CD
Richard Tognetti and the ACO release an album of fugues by two of the greatest composers of all time.
Pioneers of the early music movement
Richard talks us through how they influenced his take on Bach.
Watch: Bach's The Art Of Fugue
An exhilarating performance of Bach's Contrapunctus 1-4 from the composer's 'The Art of Fugue'.
Listen: Bach Violin Concertos
Listen to the concert program playlist ahead of the national tour.