Handel: 6 Concerti Grossi
‘Van Diemen’s Band strikes gold’, Gramophone Magazine, UK
‘An essential recording to see this music in a new light’, Diapason Magazine, France
Recorded for the prestigious Swedish label, BIS, this recording of Handel's Op.3 concerti grossi casts new light on some of Handel's best-loved music. Conducted by renowned French director, Martin Gester, this recording was hailed by Limelight Magazine as being "as good as it gets".
Bach Bass Cantatas
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach is pure perfection: a vast yet intricate tapestry of heavenly beauty and human emotion.
This recording presents Bach’s two sacred cantatas for solo bass, performed by acclaimed Australian baritone David Greco: "Ich habe genug" (It is enough) BWV82, an outpouring of uttermost relief and joy, and "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" (Gladly will I bear the cross) BWV56, presenting the human journey as a sea voyage, tossed on raging waters before coming safe home to port in heaven.
Warmth, honesty, truth, compassion and transcendent beauty: this recording by the cream of Australia’s early music specialists will make you fall in love with Bach all over again.
Cello Napoletano - SOLD OUT
Discover the sparkling musical treasures of old-time Naples, as Van Diemen’s Band presents its debut album – connecting the pristine wilderness and Antarctic gateway of present-day Tasmania with one of eighteenth-century Europe’s greatest sea ports.
Featuring Australian-born, Italy-based cellist Catherine Jones, this CD was acclaimed by Limelight Magazine as "an excellent recording of rarely-heard concerti, and a must for all fans of the Baroque".
This recording is no longer in print.
Read the Reviews
Read the reviews of our recordings from publications around the world.
"These often dazzling performances can surely take pride of place alongside the best international Baroque recordings from recent decades (4 & ½ stars)" (The Australian)
"This recording is as good as it gets" (Limelight Magazine)