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Venice served as both a model and a source of inspiration for numerous cities in Northern Europe, particularly during the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Amsterdam, Brügge, Hamburg, Copenhagen and various other urban centers proudly dubbed themselves “Venice of the North.” Composers like Heinrich Schütz travelled to Venice to perfect their skills, while others, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, imported and performed the latest compositions by Venetian maestros like Antonio Vivaldi and Benedetto Marcello. In the forthcoming edition of the WinterAcademy and Historic Brass Studio, our aim is to explore the musical trade routes between the enchanting Lagoon City and the far reaches of Northern Europe.

WinterAcademy

Alessandro Quarta, Harpsichord & Ensemble
Michael Fuerst, Basso Continuo
Harald Vogel, Historical Organ
Joachim Held, Lute
Mechthild Karkow, Baroque Violin/Viola
Olaf Reimers, Baroque Violoncello
Hille Perl, Viola da Gamba
Georges Barthel, Traverso
Mirjam-Luise Münzel, Recorder
Benno Schachtner, Historical Voice
Bettina Pahn, Historical Voice
Detlef Bratschke, Vocal Ensemble
Christoph Prendl, Early Music Theory

Giovannni Battista Graziadio, Dulcian & Baroque Bassoon

Historic Brass Studio

Josué Meléndez, Cornetto
Maximilien Brisson, Sackbut
Susan Williams, Natural Trumpet
Alessandro Denabian, Natural Horn

Application is closed

Application deadline

extended until January 7, 2024

Course fee – Active participation

€ 280 / € 140 (students) € 40 (students HfK Bremen)

Course fee – passive participation

€ 140 / € 70 (students) € 0 (students HfK Bremen)

The number of active participants is limited to ensure optimal support in individual and ensemble lessons. After submitting your application, you will receive feedback on January 15, 2024 as to whether you have been admitted to active participation.

The course fee is only due once admission has been confirmed.

In the event of illness, the course fee can be refunded minus a processing fee of €40.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

9:00 – 10:00 Registration (Dechanatstraße 13-15, Entrance hall)

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Speech (Konzertsaal)

10:15 – 10:45 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Michael Fuerst

Continuo Performance Practices of Polychoral Music in the Hanseatic Cities of Northern Europe: Hieronymus Praetorius and Multiple-Bass Notation in Organ Parts

11:00 – 13:00 Masterclasses

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 17:00 Masterclasses & Ensemble Coaching

20:00 Lecturer’s Concert (Galerie)

(Free Admission for all participants)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

10:00 – 10:30 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Christoph Prendl

Travel reports from 17th century Venice and their aesthetic views on music and performance

11:00 – 13:00 Masterclasses

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 18:00 Masterclasses & Ensemble Coaching

Thursday, February 22, 2024

10:00 – 10:30 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Mirjam Münzel

The correlation of sound aesthetics, expression & playing techniques after Silvestro Ganassi

10:30 – 11:00 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Bettina Pahn

“Aptitude provided by nature will flourish with methods provided by art” 

Lecture on the application of the voice for embellishments, according to sources from 1540-1640

11:30 – 13:00 Masterclasses

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 18:00 Masterclasses & Ensemble Coaching

Friday, February 23, 2024

10:00 – 10:30 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Josué Meléndez

Gratia in Music – Vocal ornamentation in the European musical repertoire from the 16th to the 19th century
 

10:30 – 11:00 Lecture (Konzertsaal):

Harald Vogel

The Venetian Concerto Style as a foundation for organ and harpsichord transcriptions

11:30 – 13:00 Masterclasses & Ensemble Coaching

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 – 16:00 Dress rehearsal for Participants concert (Galerie)

18:00-19:30 Participants concert (Galerie) – Free admission

The application deadline is December 31, 2023.

The number of active participants is limited to ensure optimal support in individual and ensemble lessons. After submitting your application, you will receive feedback on January 15, 2024 as to whether you have been admitted to active participation.

Applications are also possible for existing ensembles. In this case, each ensemble member must apply individually. When applying, please enter the names of the other ensemble members in the comment field.

Pitch of keyboard instruments: a = 415 & 465 Hz

In consultation with the lecturers, freely chosen repertoire can be worked on in individual lessons. Information concerning works for larger Ensembles will be communicated with the confirmation of your participation.

If you have any further questions, please send an email to kbb-musik@hfk-bremen.de

Please note that our office is closed during the Christmas period (December 22, 2023 – January 7, 2024) and your email may therefore only be answered after January 7.