Bach and the Beyond
Rapture & Revolution
Beauty can be revolutionary too. Filmed in the grand and expansive Sydney Town Hall, this concert film features Richard Tognetti performing Vaughan Willams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ alongside Beethoven’s 'Cavatina' and 'Grosse Fuge'.
Meet Satu Vänskä
Principal Violin, surfer, world-explorer, singer - there are many fascinating sides to the multitalented Satu Vänskä.
Richard Tognetti on 'Rapture & Revolution'
What is it like to inhabit Vaughan Williams’s ‘Lark’, or to be ‘whipped into a frenzy’ by Beethoven’s mighty Grosse Fuge? Richard Tognetti discusses the repertoire of our first ACO StudioCast ‘Rapture & Revolution’, with Yumi Stynes.
Love & Transfiguration
Pēteris Vasks' 'Vox amoris' and Schoenberg's 'Verklärte Nacht' show us that light and joy can come from what feels like our darkest moments. This is a film where love transforms from sombre hues and shadows to the warmth and radiance of new light.
This magical film celebrates composers who write music from the heart. Featuring Tchaikovsky’s beloved ‘Serenade for Strings’ and George Walker’s ‘Lyric for Strings’, this is music that gives back something truly special back to the world.
The spirit soars and music prevails with Arvo Pärt’s 'Tabula Rasa' and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in C minor.
Awe and wonder. Schubert’s String Quintet never fails to elicit such a reaction. Featuring a star-studded ACO ensemble, this soulful journey through sadness, fear, contemplation and joy is the intimate and the grand brilliantly merged.
Beethoven & Bridgetower
We explore two musical soulmates and the reclaiming of a masterpiece. Featuring Beethoven’s ‘Kreutzer’ Violin Sonata, arranged and performed by Richard Tognetti, and Janacek’s String Quartet No.1, the ‘Kreutzer Sonata’.
Nothing was modest about the Baroque period. This wasn’t a neat and pretty world; it was ultra-vibrant. In this exciting collaboration with Belvoir St Theatre, Richard and the Orchestra take you on a sordid musical romp through Europe.