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November 8th, 2017

Guest lecturer, Magdalena Baczewska presented a lecture on “The difficulties and challenges of Bach's music for young students” at the home of Mamie Ko on November 8, 2017 at 10:30 am.

She made numerous suggestions on how teachers can encourage young students to embrace the musicality, style, technique, and compositional devices of Bach's music so they might develop an appreciation for it. Magdalena proposed working with students on dissonance, unpredictability of cadence and rhythm, phrasing, polyphony, articulation, ornamentation, meter, and improvisation. She also discussed memorization, various techniques and Baroque performance practices. Magdalena demonstrated her suggestions through performing several of Bach's keyboard works.

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