Baroque for Breakfast 2022

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

April 2, 2022
10:00 am

Pitch & Transposition

Marco Vitale

April 9, 2022
10:00 am

Acting with Baroque
Hand Gestures

Abby Boggs

April 16, 2022
10:00 am


Kerry Graham

April 23, 2022
10:00 am

Temperaments & Continuo Playing

Marco Vitale
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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.

June 26, 2021 - 10:00 am

Marco Vitale


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.

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

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April 11, 2021



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