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Bach's Orbit

  • Fitters' Workshop 11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston, ACT, 2604 Australia (map)

Concert 6

In 1705, twenty-year old Bach walked almost 400km to hear the aging Buxtehude play the organ. A year later, when the post became vacant, the condition of marrying the master’s daughter did not appeal. Bach moved to Mülhausen instead. He never travelled to Italy, but Italian music did land on his desk, inspiring numerous concerti and organ transcriptions. This concert features the music that Bach himself was drawn to, above all Pergolesi’s timeless Stabat Mater.


Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741), Violin Concerto RV 208 ‘Grosso Mogul’
Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), ‘Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin’                


G.B. Pergolesi (1710-1736), Stabat Mater  


Bach Akademie Australia directed by Madeleine Easton
Anna Fraser, soprano
Hannah Fraser, mezzo-soprano 
Susannah Lawergren, soprano
Andrew Fysh, bass
Directed by Roland Peelman


This concert is generously supported by Marjorie Lindenmayer.

Earlier Event: 4 May
Latin Romance
Later Event: 5 May
Bach in the Central Desert