A review of the Australian Brandenburg
Do you like music of the Baroque? Would you like to broaden your tastes in classical music? Then this album from the The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra may be for you. With artistic director paul dyer at the lead, the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is one of Australian’s finest performing on period instruments in Australia. The Orchestra was founded in 1989 and was named after the Brandenburg Concertos of Bach. They have recorded 17 albums, featuring such soloists as the counter tenor Andreas Scholl as well as many other instrumentalists and vocalists. The The orchestra also regularly make appearances on ABC Classic fm.
I recently purchased the two cd set of Concerto Grosso by Handel. Unlike the concerto of the classical era, a concerto grosso uses a group of soloists along with the Orchestra. I found listening to this album a real pleasure and extremely relaxing. I noticed right away that the Orchestra is so blended that you cant tell the difference between the soloists and the Orchestra itself. As you would expect there is a ride variety of standees represented on the cd, from melodic to fugal writing. This album is a great listen if you enjoy string music.
You can find out more about the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra by visiting their web site at www.brandenburg.com