This introductory video will serve to outline the project and present key, overriding principles common to the individual videos as part of the whole.

  • Applying Historical Techniques to Bach
  • The instruments and their techniques in Bach’s time and the ramifications for us as players of both modern and period instruments
  • Approaches to working with the manuscript sources, particularly with regard to interpreting slurs and bowings
  • Bach’s relationship to and knowledge of dance
  • General approaches to 18th century performance techniques
    • Phrasing
    • Bowing techniques
    • Intonation
    • ornamentation