How to handle Messiah


An exploration of the performance practices of Baroque music and a discussion on different interpretations of Handel’s masterwork.


During the workshop we will listen to and comment on various recordings of Handel’s Messiah. We will discuss the significance of the tempi indications, and explore how Handel used rhetoric in composing his music to support and deliver the text in meaningful ways.

Saturday, 5 December, 2015
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Baroque rhetoric
  • Word painting
  • Tempi indication in baroque music
  • Recording comparisons


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This event is also being presented in French
on Friday, 4 December, 2015
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Cet atelier est aussi présenté en français
vendredi 4 décembre, 2015
19:00 à 21:30


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