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Capita Selecta Historical Music Performance Practice

Course 2016-2017

Admission requirements

Some knowledge of historically informed performance practice.

Description

The elective Capita Selecta Early Music covers a wide array of subjects from the field of period practice. The course will centre around but not be restricted to composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Schedule Second semester 2016-2017:

Capita selecta early music
2016-2017
All classes will be in 2017.
Classes take place in the library (with instruments and picturecollection) of professor Koopman, in Bussum (full address on request at acpa@hum.leidenuniv.nl) from 10.30-12.30 hrs. The content and dates of the lectures will be:

9/1 Introduction: using historical sources for performing early music
16/1 J.S. Bach and his secular cantatas
24/1 Early writers on music history (Burney, Hawkins, etc.)
6/2 French vs. Italian styles
8/2 Vibrato
13/2 Early keyboard fingering and articulation
20/2 Bach’s singers
27/2 Basso continuo
13/3 G.F. Händel, performance practice
15/3 Oboe, bassoon, clarinet, recorder
27/3 Passions before and around J.S. Bach
29/3 Authenticity: one truth? (PLEASE NOTE: 29 March instead of 5 April!)
10/4 Haydn symphonies
12/4 M. Praetorius and his Syntagma Musicum

Mode of instruction

Tutorial

Assesment Method

Paper aimed at a musico-historical subject from the seventeenth of eighteenth century.

Literature

Chr. Wolff, J.S. Bach, the learned musician. New York: Norton. 2000.

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.

Contact

Rogier Schneemann

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