Workshop Sonata with Accompaniment (violin, flute), square piano Erard 1806
Heure et lieu
À propos de l'événement
For the season 2020-2021, La Nouvelle Athènes is organizing a cycle of three workshops (The Keyboard sonata with violin or flute, the Romance, The French Piano sonata) that aim at highlighting essential repertoires in the history of the piano and its incredibly rich evolution in the nineteenth century. This new format meets several objectives dear to the association :
a To give the opportunity to play on early pianos to become familiar with the sonorities and the touch of these instruments, to discover for instance the subtle pedalling on the beautiful Erard square piano that Christopher Clarke has recently restored
a To get a more thorough knowledge of the various repertoires and reflect on the performance practice on the basis of recent musicological studies
a To bring together specialists, performers and teachers who are actively experimenting with these repertoires
The autumn (23-26 October) will be devoted to the musical genre that has substantially contributed to placing the keyboard at the core of chamber music scoring : the keyboard sonata with violin (or flute) accompaniment from Mozart to Beethoven, especially focusing on lesser-known works by contemporaries such as Dussek or Jadin. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between the two instruments, the techniques for writing and improvising an accompaniment, the transposition of the vocal model and the orchestral palette to an instrumental duo.
Standard schedule and practical information
Before each workshop, the students can familiarize themselves with the keyboard instruments listed here below:
Square piano Erard 1806, collection La Nouvelle Athènes,
Square piano Clementi 1800, collection Emile Jobin,
Harpsichord (copy of an eighteenth-century instrument)
Registration is limited to 10 applicants as duo or solists
The workshops take place at the ARCAL,
87 rue des Pyrénées 75020 Paris (Metro Maraichers or Nation)
All three teaching days are organized as follow: a musicological presentation to start each day, focusing on specific aspects of the studied repertoire. The participants will be taught as duos or individually on request. Each day will be concluded by a round table discussion, an opportunity to exchange on the performance techniques developed during the day and to build a collective reflection.
The final day is divided in two parts: a research study morning with presentations by guest musicologists and a student concert that brings the workshop to an end in the most pleasant way.
Minimum required level: Licence/Bachelor of harpsichord, fortepiano, (baroque) violin, (baroque) flute, Open to pianists who have already taken masterclasses on period instruments
Please send a cover letter and a mp3 recording of a work from the repertoire list of the chosen workshop(s)[CV1]
Registration possible for each workshop separately or the whole cycle
- Teachers invitation€0€00€0
- Free Auditors€10+€0.25 Service fee€10+€0.25 Service fee0€0
- Participant registration€0€00€0