Baroque for Breakfast

Sit down for breakfast or your morning tea, and learn about baroque music at the same time!
6 online talks by Kerry Graham and Marco Vitale

June 5, 2021
10:00 am

Forgotten Women of Baroque Music

Kerry Graham
LECTURE

June 12, 2021
10:00 am

Rhetoric in 17th Century Music

Marco Vitale
LECTURE

June 19, 2021
10:00 am

Evolution of the Baroque Wind Band

Kerry Graham
LECTURE

June 26, 2021
10:00 am


Ornamentation

Marco Vitale
LECTURE

July 3, 2021
10:00 am

Vivaldi and the Ospedale della Pietà

Kerry Graham
LECTURE

July 10, 2021
10:00 am

Rhetoric in 18th Century Music

Marco Vitale
LECTURE
Times in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)

June 5, 2021 - 10:00 am

Kerry Graham

Forgotten women of baroque music

We all know the names Bach and Handel, or even less familiar names such as Biber, Buxtehude or Boismortier, but the musical legacy of women composers in the 17th and 18th centuries is still rarely acknowledged. Women who dared to compose faced a bitter struggle to be heard.

In this talk Kerry Graham will introduce you to three ground-breaking composers who managed to succeed against all odds.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89419757430

June 12, 2021 - 10:00 am

Marco Vitale

Rhetoric in 17th Century Music

With the advent of “Seconda prattica” composers started to explore the direct link between words and music, specifically with harmonies, intervals and melodic lines. Music was expected to serve and enhance the poetry, moving the listener to different emotions.

Marco Vitale will talk about the principle of rhetoric and affects, and show and discuss different examples from 17th century music.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87217215515

June 19, 2021 - 10:00 am

Kerry Graham

Evolution of the Baroque Wind Band

The Baroque was a period of startling transition for instrumental music. While the concept of a wind band was founded during the Renaissance, this instrumental form increased its visibility during the Baroque from municipal bands in Central Europe to the court of Louis the XIV of France.

Kerry Graham will discuss the evolution of the wind band, and its function in baroque music.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86785544451

June 26, 2021 - 10:00 am

Marco Vitale

Ornamentation

Ornamentation is fundamental to early music performance practice. Some composers wrote down ornamented parts, and used very specific symbols, while others did not.

In this talk, Marco Vitale will go through the general principles of ornamentation, and show some specific cases in the Italian and French styles.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88589110082

July 3, 2021 - 10:00 am

Kerry Graham

Vivaldi and the Ospedale della Pietà

In 17th and 18th century Venice there existed unique hospices (ospedali) which became grand conservatories teaching music to displaced and orphaned girls. Visitors from around the continent came to the ospedali to hear these high-quality exceptional performances.

This talk by Kerry Graham is a brief exploration of the Venetian Ospedali, with particular focus on Vivaldi and the Ospedale della Pietà

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83346842985

July 10, 2021 - 10:00 am

Marco Vitale

Rhetoric in 18th Century Music

With the advent of “Seconda prattica” composers started to explore the direct link between words and music, specifically with harmonies, intervals and melodic lines.

Music was expected to serve and enhance the poetry, moving the listener to different emotions.

Marco Vitale will talk about the principle of rhetoric and affects, and show and discuss different examples from 18th century music.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86720370659

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April 11, 2021

CONTRASTO ARMONICO

PROGRAMME

Francesco Maria Veracini   Sonata in a minor
Overtura / allegro, Allegro, Paesana, Largo, Giga “Postiglione”

Georg Philipp Telemann  Sonata in b minor
Tafelmusik I | TWV 41:h4
Cantabile, Allegro, Dolce, Allegro

Antoine Forqueray    La Bellmont / La Buisson (Chaconne)

 Johann Sebastian Bach    Trio-Sonata in F major BWV 525
[No tempo marking], Adagio, Allegro

CONTRASTO ARMONICO

Romeo Ciuffa, recorders
Marco Vitale, harpsichord