Carte Blanche to…

Each year, a distinguished member of the Smarano Academy Faculty will have total freedom to present a three-day masterclass on a subject of his choice. In 2019 we start with Pieter Dirksen whose works on Sweelinck, Froberger, and Bach are known worldwide.
The students will have access to more than fifteen instruments for practising in the Academy building.

  • Carte blanche to...Pieter Dirksen (6-9 June 2019 / APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN)

    JOHANN JACOB FROBERGER AT THE ORGAN AND THE HARPSICHORD
    SMARANO (PREDAIA, ITALY) / 6-9 JUNE 2019
    Deadline for applications: 15 May 2019.
    It is difficult to overestimate the importance of Johann Jacob Froberger (1616- 1667) within the rich tradition of seventeenth-century keyboard art. Through his travels and wide contacts intimately familiar with the Italian, the French, the South-German as well as the North-German traditions, he forged a strong and truly cosmopolitan ‘European’ keyboard style. This found compositional expression both in harpsichord music (the suites, most of the toccatas) and in organ music (some toccatas, principally the fantasias ricercars, canzonas and capriccios). The performance of this repertoire forms a particularly fascinating challenge.
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