This Summer on August 20th-25th I’ll be giving a harpsichord masterclass in the beautiful Sacro Monte di Varallo, Italy. Feel free to contact the Associazione Musicale Musicaround for any organisational details!
Harpsichord Music in the 17th Century
The harpsichord music has experienced in the seventeenth century perhaps its most interesting age. It brought up stylus phantasticus to its highest peak and it opened a wider horizon in many respects. In the 17th C. harpsichord music, we are able to observe the glorious age of the Italian music and the growth of later French and German music styles, which we will trace further in the work of later composers as J. S. Bach.
The choice of repertory is free. However, in this masterclass we will concentrate on the musical universe of Johann Jakob Froberger, Louis Couperin, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck and Dietrich Buxtehude.
Due to the viola da gamba masterclass by Paolo Pandolfo taking part in the same period, we also have the opportunity to work on the sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord by J.S. Bach.
This masterclass is aimed at historical keyboard instrument players: students, professional and non-professional musicians. A fair level of keyboard playing skills and a brief theoretical knowledge of the Early Baroque music is requested. Languages: English, German.