Baroque Video Library

"A look at the dances found in the Suites using the French Suite in C minor as an introductory example to demonstrate the voicing and how it affects the phrasing in the different dances and their characteristics, so it can be applied to the larger English Suite and Partitas."

A Good Way to Dance: French Suite in C Minor

Jose Ramos Santana

What’s in the Edition? In the case of the Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, the evolution of our
perception of this groundbreaking work, its stylistic and technical means, has developed,
undergoing drastic transformations and modifications over the centuries. 
When studying and comparing editions, no other work lends itself to more numerous outlooks,
including textual variants as well as added resources, such as tempo and expression markings,
dynamics, suggested articulation, fingerings, pedal marks and more. We also have the
opportunity to acquaint ourselves with commentaries and critical notes, the fruits of in-depth
research provided by some of the editors, shedding a new light on the scores and their
interpretive possibilities.

Comparing the Editions: Bach Well Tempered Clavier

Dmitry Rachmanov

Unlock the mystery of learning Bach’s keyboard music!  Our world class performing artists take us on a journey to explore many critical issues in playing Bach’s keyboard music. You will discover the beauty and fascination within the score and learn to approach, understand, and perform Bach’s music in a way that is true to Bach yet reflects your personal interpretation.  These 30 minute mini sessions will be packed with practical learning objectives and tips through repertoire like Inventions, Suites and Partitas, The Well Tempered Clavier,  and more. So bring your Bach questions and get them answered at these live events!
The very first Invention of Bach sounds simple and straightforward, but that one page of music
reveals many of the issues that one finds in larger, more complex pieces of Bach. A look under
the surface of the piece provides a glimpse of Bach’s compositional process and how
understanding what’s happening inside the piece provides the key for playing it musically.

This course is designed for students, teachers, and music lovers. Playing level from Bach Inventions to Goldberg Variations.

Deciphering Bach- It’s Really Very Simple

Victor Rosenbaum

"The question is often asked: "Is there emotion in Bach?" Through cantabile works such as the Andante from the Italian Concerto and the C# minor Prelude from the Well Tempered Clavier Book I, I will show that the answer is an emphatic "yes", but that we must understand Baroque style, avoid "personal" emotion, and realize that Bach's religious faith is deeply reflected in his music."

Is There Expression in Bach

Peter Takács