Quantz’s book “On Playing the flute” - an Overview and Exploration of Performance Practice Issues, with Na’ama Lion, flute
Quantz’s book “On Playing the flute”: a general overview and a hands-on exploration of some performance practice issues on the 250 anniversary of the author’s death
This workshop is divided in 2 parts: the first one is open to everyone, and will include an overview of Quantz’s book. Although written for flute players, it contains a wealth of performance practice information, from articulation to ornamentation, continuo playing, orchestral playing, tuning, dynamics and evaluating pieces of music. We will spend some time exploring Quantz’s teaching about appoggiaturas, comparing them to the instructions in his published flute duets, as well as his advice about articulation, where to take a breath, and how to come up with an interesting and expressive dynamic scheme for a given piece.
The second, shorter part, will include playing one or two slow movements from Quantz and Telemann’s duets and applying what we learned in part 1 of the workshop to make the music come to life.
Open to: flutes, recorders (note that we will be at 415 Hz!), and all instrumentalists interested in exploring Quantz’s performance practice related writings. intermediate and up. Pitch: A= 415 Hz