Book Chapter

Historically Informed Bach Performance in Canberra: Problems and Progress

Peter Campbell, Denis Collins, Kerry Murphy, Samantha Owens

J.S. Bach in Australia: Studies in Reception and Performance | Lyrebird Press | Published : 2018

Abstract

Problems associated with the selection of repertoire and the availability of suitable venues and artists, as well as changes in the perceived tastes of audiences as the city developed, are uncovered through a survey of performances of Bach’s compositions in Canberra since 1913. Canberra's development is charted, examining isolation, international touring artists, large choral societies and local specialist music groups.