JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

July 27 – August 10, 2021
Smarano (IT), Thuringia and Leipzig (DE)

To conclude the three-year cycle on Fantasia, the Academy 2021 will focus on Johann Sebastian Bach, the musician who, more than any other, incorporated in his experience a wide range of compositional techniques, various styles and tastes, and developed the most complex contrapuntal constructions. Bach, indeed, represents the Parnasso of Fantasy. The program, as usual, includes repertory courses (organ, clavichord, harpsichord), improvisation courses, analysis of compositional techniques and keyboard technique classes. In addition, there is a lot of time available for practice: participants have at least three hours a day to practice on the academy’s instruments.

 

TEACHERS and COURSES

Clavichord

Joel SPEERSTRA and Ulrika DAVIDSSON: Clavichord and baroque keyboard technique; Bach: The Art of Fugue

Organ

Bill PORTER:  Bach and Counterpoint

Arvid GAST: Bach and the North German tradition

Lorenzo GHIELMI: Bach and Italy

Harpsichord

Peter DIRKSEN: Bach and Italy

Enrico BAIANO: Bach Well-tempered Keyboard

Improvisation

Edoardo BELLOTTI: Italian improvisation schemes and forms exported to Germany

Pamela RUITER FEENSTRA: Bach and Improvisation: from Choral Harmonization to Choral Preludes and Partitas 

Lectures

Armando CARIDEO: The Made-in-Italy exported: Italian sources in Germany