The Brook Street Band is delighted to continue its series of free online masterclasses for recorder, and baroque and modern flute players.
French Baroque was a distinct European musical style that influenced much of the music we know today as baroque music, with composers such Bach, Telemann and Handel hugely inspired by it. From the wonderful dance steps and rhythms, to luscious Opera music, much was written for the solo instrument drawing from a vibrant musical scene that saw enormous transformation over the 17th to mid-18th century both socially and culturally, leading up to the French Revolution and the dawn of Enlightenment. Studying and understanding this style will enormously help and enhance the study and performance of European Baroque music.
The Brook Street Band invites 3 participants (approximate minimum standard Grade 7+) to work with Lisete on a French baroque piece of their choice during this online masterclass. Suggested composers include Hotteterre, de la Barre, Caix d’Hervelois, Philidor, Blavet, Dornel, Boismortier, and Leclair.
The masterclass has room for up to 100 observers, and ends with a live Q&A session where you’ll be able to ask Lisete specific questions about repertoire or technical issues.
If you’d like to perform, please send your choice of French baroque repertoire, plus a brief CV of your playing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
This masterclass takes place on Saturday 13 March, 4-5.45pm via Zoom webinar. Performers will have a 30-minute performance slot to work on their chosen piece with Lisete.
Portuguese-born Lisete da Silva Bull studied recorders and historical flute at the Royal Academy of Music, and has been a highly-valued member of the UK music profession for over 25 years now, performing and recording worldwide. Lisete is passionate about teaching, and has taught Baroque flute and recorder for almost 30 years to all levels and ages around the world. Lisete writes “Music education has always mean