BACH OUT LOUD
Baroque masterworks in an intimate setting.
Presented in association with Southern Cross Soloists
Johann Sebastian Bach
Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major BWV 1009
Oboe Sonata in G minor BWV 1020
Flute Sonata in B minor BWV 1030
Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039
Katherine Philp, cello
Jonathan Henderson, flute
Tania Frazer, oboe
Alex Raineri, harpsichord
Saturday April 3, 2pm
Holy Trinity Hall
9 Church St, Fortitude Valley
Duration: 60 min, no interval
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, Katherine Philp–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 for unaccompanied cello. 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.
Bach's 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.
Persistently regal across stately adagios, the Trio Sonata 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.