This may have been simply a question of balance, whether the composer's or the AAM's, since in their encore, the Badinerie
from Bach's Suite in B minor, Brown's nimble rapid passage work was a very audible pleasure.
The night's feast of minor-key classics also includes Beethoven's titanic C minor concerto and the second of Bach's four suites, containing the popular Badinerie
- One for the optimist, who wants something both calming and chirpy.
Breguet literally serenaded timepiece connoisseurs with a device that played Bach's Badinerie
even as its diamond-studded dial rotated to life, creating a stunning spectacle of shimmering colours.
CARDIFF: @Royal Welsh College Of Music And Drama (029 2039 1391), Elin Manahan-Thomas, Bob Davies, Badinerie
And The Early Vocal Consort.