“Bach and the Lutheran Legacy” and
“Female Organists and Composers”
20-29 October, 2017

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Masterclasses and Repertoire

Two (out of three) sessions of the masterclasses by Annette Richards and Ulrika Davidsson & Joel Speerstra will be given at the same times. Participants should select either the organ or the three keyboard instrument’s masterclass. The third masterclass session is combined. For the registration forms, please klick here.

Masterclass IA, Annette Richards (organ)
Repertoire: Music Ancient and Modern in Mid-Century Berlin
J. S. Bach, Toccata, Adagio and Fugue (BWV 564)
– Schübler Chorales (BWV 645-650)

C. P. E. Bach, Sonata in G minor
– Sonata in B-flat major
– Fugue in D minor

G. Böhm, Nun komm’ der heiden Heiland
D. Buxtehude, Toccata in F major (BuxWV 156)
J. L. Krebs, chorale preludes:
– Freu dich sehr, O liebe Seele
– Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr

G. A. Homilius, chorale preludes: Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott
– Der am Kreuz ist meine Liebe
– Weg, mein Herz, mit den Gedanken
– Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, O Herr

Active participants are kindly requested to list which piece(s) they will prepare on the registration form. You may use any of the available music editions, except for C. P. E. Bach’s organ works, we ask to use C. P. E. Bach: Complete Works (I/9) ed. Annette Richards and David Yearsley (Packard Humanities Institute), available for order from www.cpebach.org

Masterclass IB: Ulrika Davidsson and Joel Speerstra (three keyboard instruments)
“Bach and His Sons at the Keyboard” (works by J. S. Bach, his sons and students) – clavichord-harpsichord-fortepiano

C. P. E. Bach: 18 Probestücke (clavichord idiomatic)
C. P. E. Bach: “Kenner und Liebhaber” Collections, book II (fortepiano idiomatic)
C. P. E. Bach: 6 Prussian Sonatas (harpsichord idiomatic)
J. G. Müthel: Duetto für 2 Claviere, 2 Flügel oder 2 Fortepianos, E-flat major
J. S. Bach: Trio Sonatas (either for pedal clavichord or as duett repertoire)

Active participants are kindly requested to list which piece(s) they will prepare on the registration form. You may use any of the available music editions.

On Friday, October 24, Hans Fagius will conduct a masterclass in Swedish on J. S. Bach’s “Leipziger Choräle”. This masterclass will take place in the Christinae Church in Göteborg, 9.30 a.m. -15.30 p.m.; for more information and the registration forms, please klick here.

Optimism, sorrow and brilliance

Optimism, sorrow, and brilliance: the expressive patterns and elegance of the late baroque flute in the Prussian court of Frederick the Great – lunch concert on Thursday 23 October.

The first lunch concert of this year’s Organ Academy will take place in the Christinae Church, Göteborg, on Thursday 23 October, 12.00.

Paulo Ghiglia (flute) and Camerata Promus will perform Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s concert for transverse flute, strings and basso continuo in G major (Wq. 169/H. 445).

Camerata Promus consists of:
Violin: Linda Tuominen, Vlad Campean, Bence Tóth, Borbála Brezovszky
Viola: Maria Jakobsson
Cello: Giacomo Torlontano
Harpsichord: Benedikt Melichar

The concerto in G major, Wq. 169 has been dated to 1755 in its first version for organ and orchestra. It opens with an energetic orchestral introduction, distinguished by its dotted rhythms and fast arpeggio patterns. As often, solo passages alternate between fast and melodic phrases, increasing in virtuosity as the relatively extended movement proceeds, leading to a solo cadenza at the end. The E minor Lento breathes an air of melancholy into the descending orchestral contours of its opening, a mood that the flute joins, adding a short fermata before the movement ends. The lively final presto dispels this sorrow with its bright optimism and brilliant solo writing.