Lecture-demonstration on conventions and knowledge that help the performer create a more historically informed performance, discussing in detail basic touches, articulation, dynamics, and ornamentation, and demonstrating through performances of repertoire. Architecture and art that are related to musical style and characteristics of the period are explored.
Musical characteristics -- Keyboard influences -- Ornamentation -- Exploring the repertoire -- Repertoire covered in whole or in part: Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 125 / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach ; Dialogue / Johan Christian Bach ; Prelude no. 1 in C major, BWV 846 from the well-tempered clavier, book 1 / Johann Sebastian Bach ; Le moucheron (The gnat) / François Couperin ; Courante / Louis Couperin ; Le coucou (The cuckoo) / Louis-Claude Daquin ; Gagliarda (Galliard) / Girolamo Frescobaldi ; Air and variations, G. 230 from suite no. 5 / George Frideric Handel ; La lutine (Puck) / Johann Philipp Kirnberger ; Minuet in D major / Jean Baptiste Loeillet ; The fall of the leafe / Martin Peerson ; March, Z. 687 / Henry Purcell ; Rigaudon II from suite I / Jean-Philippe Rameau ; Sonata in D major, K. 96; L. 465 / Domenico Scarlatti ; Sonata in G major, R. 4 / Antonio Soler ; Giga / Domenico Zipoli
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