TLRH | SCARF | Vocal Music of the Late Baroque, and the Employment of Female Musicians
Monday, 14 February 2022, 10 – 11am
'Historically Informed Performance (HIP), Vocal Music of the Late Baroque, and the Employment of Female Musicians' a talk by Dr Simon Trezise as part of the School of Creative Arts Research Forum in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub.
The School of Creative Arts Research Forum meets fortnightly at 10am on Mondays during term and is led by the School's doctoral students. The aim of the Forum is to give a space for School researchers, both staff and postgraduate students, to share their ideas in a supportive environment. It is also an opportunity for the School to hear about the research of colleagues both from within TCD and outside who share our research interests. In line with the research agenda of the School, talks will encompass traditional research and practice-based research and will be followed by Q&A.
The past half century has witnessed great changes in the performance of late Baroque vocal music (along with much other ‘early’ music) by the application of a historicist, evidence-based approach. That this approach has sought to recreate the sound of early performances through carefully produced Urtexts, study of theoretical treatises, restoration or reconstruction of original instruments, and much more is acknowledged, but the HIP movement has its blind spots, where historical evidence is overlooked or distorted. A few instances of this are described, concluding with some observations on the employment of female musicians.
Dr Simon Trezise is a retired Associate Professor of the Music Department at Trinity College Dublin.
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