Tag: baroquemusic

[:en]J.S. Bach: Italian Concerto, second movement, “Andante” [:zh]J.S 巴赫:意大利協奏曲,第二樂章 “如歌”[:]

[:en]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVPR7Hl5hi4[:zh]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVPR7Hl5hi4

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[:en]Teresa Wong Plays J.S. Bach’s French Suite No. 5: Allemande[:zh]黃穎妍彈奏: 巴哈法國組曲第六首第一樂章 (Allemande)[:]

[:en]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYOKoNHn_Y0

 

Playing in the dark (with your eyes closed!) is a lot of fun and adds more to your feelings of the music in your body and with the piano. You are one with the piano and the music. Try it yourself!

For Audio on SoundCloud:
http://www.soundcloud.com/teresawongpiano/bachs-french-suite-no5-allemande[:zh]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYOKoNHn_Y0

Playing in the dark (with your eyes closed!) is a lot of fun and adds more to your feelings of the music in your body and with the piano. You are one with the piano and the music. Try it yourself!

For Audio on SoundCloud:
http://www.soundcloud.com/teresawongpiano/bachs-french-suite-no5-allemande[:]

[:en]Learn about Clavichord, Harpsichord, Fortepiano and Piano ![:]

[:en]Great videos for anyone who wants to learn more about our beautiful piano and its predecessors: clavichord, harpsichord, and fortepiano! Their sounds are all so charming and delightful each in their unique way!

 

 

 

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[:en]Bach: Toccata in E minor BWV 914[:zh]巴哈《 E 小調觸技曲, 作品914》 (Bach: Toccata in E minor BWV 914) [:]

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(Also see Chinese version)

Toccata in E Minor, BWV 914 

  • “Toccata”: meaning “to touch” (“toccare” in Italian), a highly virtuosic keyboard genre
  • Bach’s toccatas: combination of German toccata style (more serious counterpoint and complex structure) and Italian toccata style (more showy and flamboyant), with alternating free-style (prelude) and strict structure (fugue) – “stylus phantasticus”
  • Basically two sets of prelude and fugue
  • Seven toccatas in total, this being the shortest of all
  • This toccata is also the only one that starts with a slow section
  • Four sections in this toccata:
  1. A prelude in a rather improvisatory style resembling the composer’s later organ work such as Toccata and Fugue in D minor
  2. A little “fugato”, a double fugue for four voices, lively and rhythmic, 
  3. Adagio: recitative style, combination of Italian aria and Northern German fantasia style, highly improvisatory
  4. A final three-voice fugue with an extended subject, in allegro, idiomatic violin writing, also thought to be originally written for organ, showing tremendous influence from Italian toccata writing (“Naples Manuscript”)

A more “liberal” rendition of the toccata:

 

A lesser known performer yet with another beautiful version of the same toccata:

More background details and analysis in our membership area post.

 

Teresa Wong[:zh](更多在 英文版)

  • 巴哈七首曲最短的一首
  • 開頭前奏以比較自由,像詠嘆調一樣,以管風琴樂曲般的序奏(prelude) 開始
  • 緊隨着的是一個雙主題賦格曲 (double fugue),節奏明快緊湊,基本是以主音(tonic) E小調和第五音(dominant) B小調在各個聲部 (voice)中重複出現
  • 第三段慢版(adagio)有著非常即興(improvisation) 的曲風,帶有聲樂中的朗誦調(recitative)風格
  • 第4段又是一個賦格曲,有三個聲部,主題比較長 ,亦有管風琴樂曲和意大利賦格曲的影子。

 

http://youtu.be/5mVqAbdUvd0[:]