Monthly Early Music Seminar offered by Highland Park Recorder Society, with Dr Lewis Baratz
In HPRS's monthly online Seminar Series in Early Music Performance, Dr. Lewis R. Baratz covers recorder technique, individual composers, and regional playing styles of the Renaissance and Baroque, deftly weaving together historical background, recorded and live performances of recorders alone and with accompanying instruments, detailed analysis of the music and instructions on learning to play it, with opportunities to play along and to ask questions.
Seminar meetings are held via Zoom on the third Monday of the month from January to June 2022. We welcome all Early Music lovers, players of recorders, strings, and other instruments at all levels of levels of experience. We meet from 7:30 - 9:00 P.M. on Zoom, with a Meet and Greet from 7:15 - 7:30 P.M. and a Q and A from 9:00 - 9:30 P.M. For registration information, visit http://www.hprecorder.org.
To register, use the online registration form at https://hprecorder.org/. Seminars cost $30 each. Membership fee is $40 annually. Discounted seminar cost for members is $25. After your registration is received, your will be emailed music. A day or two before the seminar, and on the day of the seminar, you will be sent a Zoom invitation and link. It is not to be shared with others. It is uniquely for you. For more information, contact Donna Messer at email@example.com.
On the day following each seminar we ask participants to evaluate the experience and comment on Lewis as presenter. Some responses on our most recent seminar were:
Dr. Lewis Baratz's presentation was technically perfect and amazingly clear. The most striking was the ability to simultaneously address practically all aspects of recorder playing from technical problems to music understanding and interpretation. It requires great knowledge, experience and teaching skills to present very complicated topics in such a way that they become amazingly simple. In addition, the presentation was very pleasurable and fun to follow.
Lewis was enthusiastic about Telemann's music and made his music approachable by breaking it down into understandable elements and making us feel the pulse of each piece. He is quite down to earth as well as a scholar of this music and was upfront about the limitations of recorder instruments and how one must work to create the proper tone.
Lewis Baratz's knowledge of Baroque music history is impressive. His brief introductory lecture on to Telemann gave just enough background for this hands-on workshop.
Dr. Baratz is a very good presenter. He is able to convey his ideas clearly, engagingly and is very knowledgeable.
Excellent combination of didactic slides and musical examples