Tafelmusik - Bach and His World



A miraculous blend of sights, sounds and brilliant ensemble playing, ‘Bach and His World’ takes the audience behind the scenes in the life of this great composer.

Step back into the age of Johann Sebastian Bach. With the help of 21st-century technology and expert research, experience his music on instruments of his own time, and explore the work of the artisans – papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners and performers – who helped him realise his musical genius.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra return to Australia with an enthralling new show and an exciting new Music Director and lead violin, Elisa Citterio. In Bach and His World, they draw on spoken word, stunning projected video and detailed images as well as their speciality in period instrument performance to bring an extra layer of meaning to this great music. Like its predecessors The Galileo Project and House of Dreams, Alison Mackay’s latest creation is a miraculous blend of sights and sounds.

Presented by Musica Viva


Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Orchestral Suite No.1 in C
Excerpts from Goldberg Variations


Elisa Citterio
Music Director & Lead Violin

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra