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'Brandenburg Celebrates'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Brandenburg Celebrates'

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'Brandenburg Celebrates'

Brescianello Chaconne. Violin Concerto, Op 1 No 4 (a) Geminiani Concerto grosso after Corelli No 12, 'La folia' Handel Zadok the Priest, HWV258 (b). Concerto grosso, Op 3 No 6 HWV317 Kats-Chernin Prelude and Cube (c) Telemann Concerto for Flute and Violin, TWV52:e3 (d) Vivaldi Cello Concerto, RV421 (e) (c) Jane Sheldon sop (d) Mellssa Farrow fl (c) Christina Leonard ssax (ad) Shaun Lee-Chen vn (e) Mamie Hey vc (b) Brandenburg Choir; Australian Brandenburg Orchestra / Paul Dyer ABC Classics (F) ABC4811929 (67' * DDD)

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It wouldn't do to allow one's imagination to stray too far over the cover artwork to this 25th-anniversary studio recording from the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, their black-tied artistic director Paul Dyer confidently meeting the camera's gaze, posed in a Bond-esque power stance, unravelled bow tie rakishly framing undone top shirt buttons as he cradles a red explosion of a bouquet. So instead on to the contents, which are a cheerful party mix of Baroque allsorts, rounded off by the premiere recording of their anniversary concert commission for soprano and Baroque ensemble, Prelude and Cube, by the Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. …

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