Elements of baroque performance style applied to a popular piece of J. S. Bach

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Gearing, Phillip. 2011. "Elements of baroque performance style applied to a popular piece of J. S. Bach." 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2011): Leading Notes to Effective Teaching: Resolving the past - Exploring the future. Wagga Wagga, Australia 04 - 08 Jul 2011 Wagga Wagga, Australia.
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Elements of baroque performance style applied to a popular piece of J. S. Bach

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AuthorGearing, Phillip
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2011)
ERA Conference ID60105
Journal Citation1, pp. 1-19
Number of Pages19
Year2011
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga, Australia
ISBN9780646901428
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.appca.com.au/pdf/papers2011
Conference/Event10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2011): Leading Notes to Effective Teaching: Resolving the past - Exploring the future
Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference
Event Details
10th Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (APPC 2011): Leading Notes to Effective Teaching: Resolving the past - Exploring the future
Event Date
04 to end of 08 Jul 2011
Event Location
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Event Details
Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference
Abstract

Despite continuing scholarship into performance practice of the Baroque and Classical eras, confusion persists. An abundance of source material leads to two possible dangers: for some the volumes are too numerous, large, detailed, and therefore too daunting; and it is easy to believe that if the 'rules' are (mechanically) applied, an 'authentic' performance is the inevitable outcome.
This paper seeks to provide some general guidelines toward an historically informed Baroque performance practice, encouraging that diversity of opinion and a personal approach exist within the general guidelines. According to C.P.E. Bach, 'the true art of playing keyboard instruments depends on . . . correct fingering, good embellishments, and good performance', and the 'lack of these elements or
inept use of them makes a poor performance'. Fingering, good performance (articulation, tempo and dynamics) and ornamentation are examined in turn, and then applied to J.S. Bach's Menuet in G.

Keywordsbaroque performance practice; piano pedagogy; ornamentation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
360304. Music performance
390101. Creative arts, media and communication curriculum and pedagogy
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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