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MUS 526 A - Baroque Performance Practice

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Study of musical performance from ca. 1600-1750; discussion of musical instruments, ornamentation, basso continuo, etc., supplemented by demonstration performances using the University's collection of instruments. Course Information: Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music; for undergraduates, consent of instructor.

Special Instructions:

This course will examine the principles of performing baroque music as revealed by contemporary tutors, original instruments, early editions and secondary sources. Issues critical to the performance of baroque music will be discussed, including ornamentation and improvised embellishment, choice of tempo and tempo flexibility, dynamics, pitch and temperament, articulation, use of vibrato, and rhythmic and notational conventions.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Spring


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