Event Title

Bach and the Dance

Presenter Information

Trudy Faber, Wittenberg University

Location

Bauer Hall, Center for the Arts Bldg., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Start Date

10-4-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

10-4-2013 2:30 PM

Description

The purpose of this presentation is through explanation and performance, to help the listener understand Baroque dances and recognize how Bach used the rhythms, accents, and styles of these dances in his organ compositions. With this understanding, the performer comes much closer to Bach's original intent and is able to create a more vibrant and stylistic performance of his organ music.

About the Presenter

Trudy Faber is Professor Emerita at Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH, continues to teach organ and harpsichord, direct the handbell choir, and serve as University Organist at Wittenberg. She is also organist at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Ohio. From 1995-2004 she served as chair of the music department, during which time she raised funds to completely restore the Weaver Chapel organ...In the spring of 1998 she was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from Wittenberg University. One of her organ students was the National Winner of the 2004 Paul and Ruth Manz Organ Competition Award.

As a recitalist, Trudy has performed organ and harpsichord concerts in 32 states throughout the United States and in nine countries, performing twice at St. Paul's Cathedral, London and three times at the Bach St. Nicolas Church in Leipzig, Germany as a specialist in Baroque music, she has given her lecture/demonstration on Bach and the Dance for national conferences, at Universities, and for AGO chapters throughout the States.

After graduation from Calvin College, Michigan, she received a Fulbright Scholarship for a year of study in organ and harpsichord with the renowned Baroque scholar Gustav Leonhardt at the Amsterdam Consevatory, The Netherlands. She continued with graduate work at the University of Toronto, studying harpsichord with Greta Kraus, and completed her MA in Music on a full scholarship at Smith College.

 
Apr 10th, 1:30 PM Apr 10th, 2:30 PM

Bach and the Dance

Bauer Hall, Center for the Arts Bldg., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

The purpose of this presentation is through explanation and performance, to help the listener understand Baroque dances and recognize how Bach used the rhythms, accents, and styles of these dances in his organ compositions. With this understanding, the performer comes much closer to Bach's original intent and is able to create a more vibrant and stylistic performance of his organ music.