'Use Well the Interval' of the Covid Pandemic - short entertaining and instructive video talks made by the Maestro of the historical clarinet, Lorenzo Coppola

I found these videos highly entertaining and deeply instructive 'lectures' as to what theatre and drama lies beneath some Haydn piano sonatas - if we perceive and truly penetrate the music! Not just pianistic dots on the page!

This is how to generate enthusiasm for classical music in the minds of imaginative young students!

It is given by the great Maestro of the historical clarinet Lorenzo Coppola. Cristina Esclapez plays the piano.
I attended and reviewed a wonderful concert that Ensemble Dialoghi gave as part of the 2020 Chopin i jego Europa Festival in Warsaw.
I also chatted at length with Lorenzo about how imperative it is to go one dimension deeper with this marvelously associative and operatic music of affectation and conversational communicative gesture in the music of the eighteenth century and baroque. Context, context and again context....

These videos are truly a revelation of what is behind the scenes!

Video 1. Classical style: Opera with and without words | HAYDN & PERGOLESI (15 mins)

Video 2.The Development of THEATRICAL STYLE: Young HAYDN's Wholly Unconventional Training (15 mins)


A fascinating introductory talk and performance of the Chopin Trio in G minor Op.8 with Ensemble Dialoghi from the 2020 Chopin i jego Europa Festival follows this video. It concentrates on Chopin's love of opera and singing on the piano. The violin part has been arranged for the historical clarinet (a quite acceptable period activity).

My review of their full concert. You will need to scroll down.

21:00 August 29 2020 Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall
Chamber concert
Ensemble Dialoghi
Cristina Esclapez historical piano
Lorenzo Coppola clarinet
Kristin von der Goltz cello


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