Baroque Passion

My life is all about challenge. I do not lead, nor do I want to lead, a mediocre life. That is my motto.
Paul Dyer AO, Co-Founder & Artistic Director

For the first time, the ambition, history and unique personality of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is surveyed in the fascinating book, Baroque Passion, by leading arts journalist and writer Bryce Hallett. Led by its trail-blazing founders Paul Dyer and Bruce Applebaum, the orchestra has become one of Australia’s great cultural success stories.

Baroque Passion reveals first-hand details about the orchestra’s do-or-die beginnings, the business brains and patrons who have helped shape it, and the extraordinary musicians from Australia and overseas who are part of its lifeblood and legacy. Drawing on more than 60 interviews and featuring more than 200 photographs, the book interrogates the fabric and standing of the beloved “Brandies” whilst revealing the struggles, risks, determination and unifying vision of a rare and enduring partnership.

Featuring a foreword by The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Baroque Passion is a must-have edition for Baroque music lovers across Australia.

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Bryce Hallet – Writer
Silvana Azzi Heras – Designer
Steven Godbee – Photo Editor

Format Hardcover 224 pages
Dimensions 280 x 260 mm
Publisher Longueville Media Pty Ltd
ISBN: 978-0-6486978-5-5