Baroque Music: Case-Studies in Performance Practice

Department of Music, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 10034

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 20

Semester 2

Module description

We shall take as a starting point the fundamental question 'Is historical authenticity in performance attainable, or even desirable?' and then proceed to a series of case-studies, examining specific works in terms of the instruments required, notation, tempo, dynamics, ornamentation and the interpretation of rhythm.