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.

Brendan Joyce 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 show...

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