Online course in Early Italian Cello Music
At this time of forced isolation and social distance we should all be using our newfound time to take opportunities to expand our horizons.
Here is one such opportunity: Cellist Elinor Frey is offering an online, 8 week, course via Zoom dedicated to Early Italian Cello Music.
Intended mostly for cellists (modern, baroque, varying levels/ages), the program is also for people who simply want to learn about the music and its history.
Here is the link for the course and below is more detailed information. Scholarships may be possible.
This eight-week course will focus on the first 100 years of Italian cello music.
You will become familiar with cello music from late 17th-century Modena through 18th-century Naples. In addition to lectures, participants can choose to upload short videos and review and discuss various performance practice issues.
April 18, Session 1: Before the “violoncello”
April 25, Session 2: Domenico Gabrielli (San Petronio / Court of Duke Francesco II d’Este)
May 2, Session 3: Jacchini to Fiorè
May 9, Session 4: Underhand vs. Overhand bow in Italy
May 16, Session 5: Everything else… opera, Rome, and more
May 23, Session 6: iloveVivaldi (and other Venetians)
May 30, Session 7: Italians in London
June 6, Session 8: The Neapolitan Galant
This course is non-refundable and non-transferrable.(€25=$37CAD=$27USD per class x 8)
Elinor is a wonderful cellist specialising in early music and presents a valuable and fascinating perspective on this important area of our musical heritage. At this time of isolation and distance this might be an ideal opportunity to experience something a little out of the ordinary.