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Talk: Baroque and Beyond Part II
October 6, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm£3.00 - £6.00
This is part of the Berwick Music Series 2022; you can find the full programme and buy a Series Pass by clicking here.
This lecture is the second of two that introduce to a general audience the Baroque musical style, its precursors and influences. No prior musical knowledge is assumed. The lectures will cover general background, history, context and cultural significance of the Baroque period, as well as taking a closer look at some key Baroque works, including those to be performed in the concerts. The course will be supported by audio and video examples. Attendance at the concerts, while desirable, is not essential as the course can be followed independently of the live performances.
Content of Lecture Two: This lecture will focus on the late or High Baroque musical styles (1700 – 1750) and look forward to influences on composers up to the present day. Topics will include: the elements of High Baroque style – vocal and instrumental forms, fusion of French, Italian and German styles. We will study and listen to works by JS Bach, Handel, Teleman, and others.