Lucinda Moon shines in Little Music Room concert for baroque music lovers
The Advertiser April 30 2017
Some of Peter Burdon’s published comments on this concert below.
LUCINDA Moon, one of Australia’s foremost baroque musicians, gave the first of three must-hear concerts for early music lovers, featuring the complete Bach works for solo violin.
Moon was a picture of confidence and authority.
The ingenuity in the pairings was abundantly clear in the Partita I in b minor BWV 1002, not least in the elegant sarabande with its echoes of the fugue theme from the sonata. Each of its four movements has a variation (with the French title ‘double’) making any performance a major interpretative exercise, apart from the technical demands. As with the sonata, Moon was fully up to the challenge.
Lesley Lewis (harpsichord) entered the fray for two accompanied works by way of contrast to the solos. The Sonata in G Major BWV 1021 is charming, but the real joy came in the Cantabile movement from the second version of the Sonata for Violin and Keyboard No. 6 in G BWV 1019, a ravishing piece drawing, no surprise at all, on a soprano aria from one of the cantatas.
The intimate setting of the Little Music Room makes for an immediacy that rewards a fine performance such as this.
SOLO BACH VOL. 1
LUCINDA MOON (BAROQUE VIOLIN)
In rehearsal for Solo Bach Volume 1, April 29