Camerata’s Artistic Director shares his favourite places in the world and why he’d like to be a dance in another life.
1. Three pieces of music you love?
Michael Tippet’s Fantasia on a Theme of Corelli(I guess it fuses my interests in both modern and early repertoire, and it featured prominently in my early life in Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra (then known as Camerata of St John’s.)
Schumann’s RhenishSymphony. Schumann creates heart pangs for me at the best of times, but I love the nostalgia in this work and the intricate orchestration.
Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto. A remarkable and cornerstone work of the 20th century with the subtitle “To the Memory of an Angel”. It’s full of secret programmes and numerology and was completed in a state of delirium on Berg’s death bed.
Handel’s Op. 6 No 5 Concerto Grosso in A Major. Its been an ear worm for me for decades.
Camerata’s Artistic Director Brendan Joyce. Photo © Dylan Evans
2. Three recordings everyone should own?
When Time Stopsby Camerata with music the by brilliant Australian, Iain Grandage. Remarkable and heartfelt music for Expressions Dance Company’s hit 2013...