Meet the Orchestra
Meet the Orchestra: Baroque Horn
In Episode 2 of our 'Meet the Orchestra' series Anneke Scott introduces us to the natural horn, shows us the differences between the modern and baroque horn and tells us about being a musical gatecrasher. Follow us on YouTube to see all the future episodes as soon as they are published.
Meet the Orchestra: Baroque Viola
In Episode 3 of our 'Meet the Orchestra' series Jordan Bowron introduces us to the baroque viola, shows us the differences between the modern and baroque versions of the instrument and tells us what it's like to play an instrument which has been on the receiving end of jokes for centuries.
Baroque Basics with Claire Duff
Holding the Baroque violin, part 2: The Practical Aspect
In this video Claire Duff looks at he practical side of playing the Baroque violin, including vibrato, fingerings, using open strings, shifting positions and posture. Music taken from 'Welcome Home Mr.Dubourg' by the Irish Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi A major Double Violin concerto, soloists Sophie Gent and Claire Duff, Director Peter Whelan
Holding the Baroque Violin, part 1: Sources, paintings and treatises
In this video Claire Duff uses sources, paintings and treatises to explore how we might approach holding the Baroque violin today. Music taken from 'Welcome Home Mr.Dubourg' by the Irish Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi A major Double Violin concerto, soloists Sophie Gent and Claire Duff, Director Peter Whelan
The Baroque Bow, part 1: What is a 17th century violin bow and how do I hold it?
In this video Claire uses paintings from the Baroque era to explore what baroque violin bows were like in the 17th century and how they were held. This video includes: - looking at paintings - demonstrating the french bow grip - showing the advantages of having a light 17th century bow. - quoatations from 17th century treatises about bow holds The Biber track at the beginning and end of this video comes from 'Flights of Fantasy; Early Italian Chamber Music' which is available via www.linnrecords.com H.I.F. von Biber: Harmonia Artificiosa Partia VI for more iconography: Traditions of Baroque Violin Playing (baroque-violin.info) Further reading about baroque playing: Judy Tarling 'Baroque String Playing - for ingenious learners' irishbaroqueorchestra.com claireduffviolin.com
The Baroque Bow, part.2 : How does a baroque bow compare to a modern bow?
In this video Claire demonstrates the differences between 17th and 18th century baroque bows, transition bows and modern bows and discusses the evolution of the violin bow from early baroque to modern day. This video includes: - comparisons of 17th and 18th, classical/transition bows and modern bows - explanations and demonstrations of the advantages and disadvantages to each type of bow - what the different bows look, feel and sound like - an explanation of the evolution of the violin bow from early baroque to modern day - a chart illustrating the differences between baroque and modern bows Music in this video: Music track at the beginning and end of this video comes from Concerti Bizarri with the Irish Baroque Orchestra Telemann Concerto for Two Violins and Bassoon in D major, TWV 53:D4 Soloists : Monica Huggett and Claire Duff (violins) Peter Whelan (bassoon) Irish Baroque Orchestra, director Monica Huggett Further reading about baroque playing: Walter Reiter ' The Baroque Violin & Viola, vol. II: A Fifty-Lesson Course' Judy Tarling 'Baroque String Playing - for ingenious learners'