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Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
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.
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.
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.
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
Romeo Ciuffa, recorders
Marco Vitale, harpsichord