INTERNATIONAL SUMMER MASTERCLASS in PUČIŠĆA 2013
HISTORIC KEYBOARDS with DALIBR MIKLAVČIČ
August 16th – 21th, 2012, Island BRAČ, Adriatic Sea, Croatia:
Pučišća was 2013 ranked among Europe’s 15 prettiest unknown sites!!
Several cheap flights from EU to Split: http://www.whichbudget.com/cheapflights/toSPU/cheap-flights-to-split.html or http://www.split-airport.hr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=207&Itemid=139&lang=en (also ZADAR possible: ryanair etc)
WORKING WITH HISTORIC KEYBOARDS: ORGAN, HARPSICHORD, PEDAL HARPSICHORD & CLAVICHORD, PEDAL PIANO, HISTORIC ROMANTIC PIANO (Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Chopin…on a marvelous newly restored Blüthner 1857, inaugurated in Gewandhaus/Leipzg in June 2013).
Facultatively: IDIOMATIC IMPROVISATION ON HISTORIC KEYBOARDS!
Special topic for organists: HIDDEN AUTHENTICITY – Northgerman pedaliter repertoire & Bach between organ and domestic pedal instruments” : In a large part of our “organ repertoire” there is an important trait of “hidden authenticity” which can be explored by using the so called organ related keyboards: pedal harpsichord & clavichord, pedal piano…For many German “free pedaliter-compositions” of the 17th and early 18th cent. we can’t be sure at all: are these “organ works” or rather results of spending time at the pedal clavichord & harpsichord with their idiom? Also during the 19th century, works by Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Franck….reveal an important additional dimension when explored and performed on a pedal pianoforte – the idiomatic roots of this music often came from the pianistic world.
At this Masterclass in a breathtakingly idyllic and relaxing ambient, we will explore several historic keyboard instruments from a renaissance virginal all the way to the romantic Flügel…as well as (facultative) learn to improvise idiomatically in various styles.
For organists interested in Hidden Authenticity, a book worth reading (authors: Michael Belotti, Kerala Snyder, Dalibor Miklavčič, Joel Speerstra, Christian Ahrens & others..) on questions of the 17.century’s pedaliter-works between organ and stringed keyboards with pedal in Northern Germany: http://
SOME PHOTOS OF THIS BREATHTAKING MASTERCLASS VENUE, the Adriatic island BRAČ: http://www.google.si/