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This introductory video will serve to outline the project and present key, overriding principles common to the individual videos as part of the whole.

  • Applying Historical Techniques to Bach

  • The instruments and their techniques in Bach's time and the ramifications for us as players of both modern and period instruments

  • Approaches to working with the manuscript sources, particularly with regard to interpreting slurs and bowings

  • Bach's relationship to and knowledge of dance

  • General approaches to 18th century performance techniques

    • Phrasing

    • Bowing techniques

    • Intonation

    • ornamentation

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