"I think the most important key is to study the score and especially the bass line. This can give you somehow the phrasing, the fluent phrasing that we need, and the moments where we need a little bit of cadenza." Silvia Careddu
This master class is devoted to considering the problems of the flute technique and the peculiarities
of baroque music. A great emphasis in the work on the piece of Johann Sebastian Bach is placed on
the study of the full score, and not just the part of the solo instrument. Basso continuo is the starting
point in the building of the solo instrument phrasing, determining the harmonic sequence in which
the melodic line of the flute is built. Attention is drawn to the use of articulation that is characteristic
of baroque music only. The need for a rational approach to the distribution of the tempos along the
performance is indicated. The master emphasizes the importance of understanding what is necessary
for the music, and not what the performer wants to bring into it “from himself”.
- To analyze the whole score, not only the solo part
- To study the styles of certain musical epoch for correct interpretation of its music
- To keep the horizontal and vertical content of score for the balance and form
- To depend on the articulation on musical phrasing and melodic tendency
- To distribute the tempos within hard and easy fragments of the piece
- To depend every performance action on music but not on personal feeling.