Listening - MAY 2018 - Baroque 3

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Scroll down below this section to find the new online form to complete for listening. (Printed worksheets are still available if you prefer).

To help us interpret and perform music as beautifully and convincingly as possible, it is important to have a good understanding of the different styles of music from different periods. Listening to lots of examples will help us to develop our understanding.

During May 2018 we will be returning to Baroque music. This covers, roughly, the period from 1600 to 1750.

This month we have a beautiful piece by Couperin and a wonderful movement from Handel's Organ Concerto in F major, Opus 4. The Couperin piece is one of his keyboard pieces. This was NOT written for the piano (as it had not been invented at that time). But in this recording, we hear Alexandre Tharaud performing it on a piano. Here is a very interesting article, in which Angela Hewitt discusses performing Couperin on the piano (and not on a harpsichord).

Don't forget these previous playlists which also feature music from the Baroque period (click on each title to follow the link to the playlist):


SEP 16 - LISTENING - 1600 to 1650

OCT 16 - LISTENING - 1650 to 1700

NOV 16 - LISTENING - 1700 to 1750

To accompany this listening you can either fill in the online form (scroll down) or printed listening worksheets (copies here: Beginner Worksheet or Intermediate / Advanced Worksheet).

You will also have a Listening Journey to explore for each piece (a copy can be found here).


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