Paul Dyer Swaps Keyboards For Vivaldi Unwired
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Paul Dyer Swaps Keyboards For Vivaldi Unwired

Paul Dyer, the Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra exchanges the keyboard of his harpsichord for the keyboard of a Mac laptop when the ensemble performs the world premiere of Max Richter’s Recomposed – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons on period instruments in their upcoming tour Vivaldi Unwired. Joining him will be ABO concertmaster and soloist Brendan Joyce on…

A Change of Seasons for Vivaldi
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A Change of Seasons for Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, composed in 1723, is so ‘accessible’, it has suffered the fate of overexposure. Its four heady concerti pass through  summer, autumn, winter, and spring, depicting folk life and evocative landscapes in bite-sized chunks. Some of its passages are so instantly recognisable that they have suffered the ignominy of being used as background music in commercials. Enter German-born…