Elements of baroque performance style applied to a popular piece of J. S. Bach

Gearing, Phillip (2011) Elements of baroque performance style applied to a popular piece of J. S. Bach. In: 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2011): Leading Notes to Effective Teaching: Resolving the past - Exploring the future, 4-8 Jul 2011, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

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Despite continuing scholarship into performance practice of the Baroque and Classical eras, confusion persists. An abundance of source material leads to two possible dangers: for some the volumes are too numerous, large, detailed, and therefore too daunting; and it is easy to believe that if the 'rules' are (mechanically) applied, an 'authentic' performance is the inevitable outcome.
This paper seeks to provide some general guidelines toward an historically informed Baroque performance practice, encouraging that diversity of opinion and a personal approach exist within the general guidelines. According to C.P.E. Bach, 'the true art of playing keyboard instruments depends on . . . correct fingering, good embellishments, and good performance', and the 'lack of these elements or
inept use of them makes a poor performance'. Fingering, good performance (articulation, tempo and dynamics) and ornamentation are examined in turn, and then applied to J.S. Bach's Menuet in G.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Creative Arts
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 01:54
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 05:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: baroque performance practice; piano pedagogy; ornamentation
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190407 Music Performance
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22992

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