A thoughtful but idiosyncratic take on Bach’s masterwork.
Tony Way is a director of music at Melbourne’s historic St Francis’ Church. Holding a masters degree in music, he is an organist and choir director as well as a published composer. He has been reviewing classical music for over two decades.
Articles by Tony Way
Review: Ravel: Cantates pour Le Prix de Rome (Choeur et Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, Paschal Rophé)
A fascinating look at why all Ravel’s roads did not head to Rome.
A missing monument to modernism rediscovered.
Delight and insights abound in this quietly compelling performance.
Going over the top the Australian way.
I Fagiolini lead a revival of the English madrigal.
Engaging, enjoyable music from somewhere over the rainbow in the Land of Oz.
A long overdue celebration of a unique Australian composer.
Review: JS Bach: Matthäus-Passion (Julian Prégardien, Stéphane Degout, Maîtrise de Radio France, Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon)
A thoughtful French account of Bach’s universal masterwork.
The Gesualdo Six on top form in this excellent program of Holy Week music.
Review: Lalande: Grands Motets, Dies Irae, Miserere & Veni Creator (Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastian Daucé )
Verve and panache abound in sumptuous, elegant celebration of French baroque.
An exhilarating program of 21st-century church music from a choir in top form.
A splendid reimagining of some Ralph Vaughan Williams orchestral masterpieces for organ.