14 Jan 2023

Oregon Music Education Association Presentation

at 10:15 am

Issues of Interpretation in Baroque repertoire: An historically informed approach and the genesis of an individual interpretation

Following my recording of Bach and Telemann’s music for solo violin with a baroque bow and a violin with a modern setup, in this presentation I will discuss the contradictions between the opposing trends and traditions in baroque interpretation, and my personal solutions to them. I will analyze historical writings to try to understand the significance of the symbols and the technical and stylistic issues with the goal of capturing the composer’s intention and affect of the music. At the same, I will discuss performance parameters and examine how thinking in theorized categories of performers turns out to be problematic in understanding the constantly shifting, transforming, and evolving stylistic territories in the interpretation of this music.