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Baroque masterworks in an intimate setting.

Imbued with unparalleled inventiveness, the music of Johann Sebastian Bach has a universal resonance which speaks to all humanity. Jonathan Henderson–flute, Tania Frazer–oboe, Hyung Suk Bae–cello and Alex Raineri–harpsichord form an intimate quartet, offering a recital of quintessential works from the baroque period. With its triumphant, sympathetic scales welcoming with open arms, the Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009 promises an unforgettable listening experience across six resplendent baroque dances. The Sonata for Flute in B minor BWV 1030 creates a feeling of endless-ness, and profound inevitability in a constellation of weaving, codependent lines–here soloistic writing for the flute is met with the harpsichord as an equal partner, with a final three-voice-fugue sharp with witty syncopations and demanding technicality. In contrast with its big sister BWV 1030, the Sonata in G minor BWV 1020 is well-known in oboe circles as the ‘little G minor sonata’. Synonymously interpreted by flutists and oboists alike, the work’s long-disputed authenticity succumbs to its irresistible, unctuous flow of melodic interchange. Persistently regal across stately adagios, The Sonata for 2 Flutes in G major BWV 1039 eventually gives way to a joyful, warming presto in all its majesty, promising a finale of profound contemplation in full quartet setting.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009

Flute Sonata in B minor BWV 1030

Oboe Sonata in G minor BWV 1020

Sonata for 2 Flutes in G major BWV 1039



Jonathan Henderson, flute

Tania Frazer, oboe

Katherine Philp, cello

Alex Raineri, harpsichord


Curated by Jonathan Henderson

Presented in association with Southern Cross Soloists




6pm Friday May 7, 2021

Holy Trinity Hall, Fortitude Valley

Photos: Sbrana By Design


6pm Tuesday May 11, 2021

St Luke's Hall

Photos: Louisa Sorensen

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