Available in 2012
|Newcastle City Precinct||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006
Solo and ensemble performance study in at least two different styles 16th to 18th centuries. Students in a wide range of instruments including voice may enrol. The course gives the opportunity for keyboard students to study harpsichord and/or fortepiano; baroque brass, etc. The course will involve detailed study, performance and analysis of works from the chosen periods or styles, including improvisation and continuo playing; and performance techniques specific to the aims of historically informed performance.
The course is designed to give students
* practical experience in an area of increasing importance in professional music-making i.e. in historically informed performance
* an integration of practical and academic studies
* a broadened repertoire experience in 16th to 18th century music
* knowledge of improvised ornamentation in solo repertoire relevant to instrumental and vocal teaching
* experience of different types of historical vocal and instrumental ensembles.
This course is presented as part of a proposal to consolidate student access to and experience in types of ensemble found especially in 16th to 18th century music. It will be taught by existing full time staff, and will make use of the collection of baroque instruments that has been built up at the Conservatorium over the years, and the extensive library collection in this field. The unit complements the academic elective, Performance Practice, from which it is distinct by the emphasis on practical performance.
An awareness of historical periods of music.
Modes of Delivery
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term