|Harpsichord waiting for Egarr to appear|
Baroque music expert Richard Egarr conducted from the keyboard, or keyboards actually because he played three 'old' instruments.
|Richard Egarr (from ACO website)|
Another great pleasure of the concert was hearing ACO Principal Violin Satu Vänskä play the solo lead in Bach's Concerto for Violin in A minor. She has the most malleable right arm of any violinist I have seen. It flows in a mesmerisingly fluid dance as she plays. She reminded me of a weeping willow in the second movement, swaying and bending as she played. She was supported by the delicate and precise playing of her ACO colleagues and it made me feel like weeping.