Bach to Inspire a Lifetime in Music
Here's a discussion and masterclass lead by Davitt Moroney, the renowned UC Berkeley musicologist (as well as harpsichordist and organist) about whom The Washington Post wrote: “Moroney is one of the most accomplished players in the world, marrying deep scholarship with a lively musical imagination..."
We asked about Mr. Moroney what would be covered in his class; he responded in an email…. “10 Questions About J.S. Bach that will be answered at this workshop:
1) "How much did Bach think you should practice every day?"
2) "How much beer did Bach drink each week when he was young?"
3) "What was Bach's method for teaching?"
4) "Why did Bach go to prison?"
5) "How high is a "high note" for Bach?"
6) "What kind of keyboards did he like?"
7) "How big were Bach's hands?"
8) "How do we know how fast to play, since the metronome was not invented until 50 years after his death?"
9) "What did Bach think about bassoon players?"
10) "Is there a "correct" way of playing Bach?"
... and many others, including "Why is Bach important?"
This is for musicians of all ages. And if you don’t know much about Bach, or the Bach family, after this intriguing session you will: It's a great introduction by a great storyteller and musician.
Junior Bach Workshop, First Presbyterian Church in Oakland, Nov. 18, 2-5 p.m., email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Price Range: $5 to $10.
Included in: Kids Around the Bay
Mark MacNamara is a journalist who has written for such publications as Salon.com, Vanity Fair, Newsweek, The Stanford Social Innovation Review and The International Herald Tribune. His website is: macnamband.com.
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