Approaches to Performing and Understanding Classical Music
This project includes recordings and lecture notes from a lecture recital which included the following works: 1. Prelude and Fugue in b-flat minor from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach. The notes discuss different tuning systems, or temperaments, and their significance during Bach’s time. 2. The Long, Long Winter’s Night, Autumn Evening at the Millhouse, and Langeleik-lat from Fifty Folktunes from Hardanger by Geirr Tveitt. The notes discuss the unique aspects of folk music from Hardanger. 3. No. 3, Ballade from Six Pieces Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms. 4. Sonata in A Major D.664 by Franz Schubert. The notes discuss the sonata form and why musicians of the 19th century and beyond were so attracted to it.