Trevor Stephenson
Keyboard Performance • Piano, Fortepiano, Harpsichord

On November 20 I’ll be taping a new program for Wisconsin Public Television on the Harpsichord Music of Bach, Handel & Scarlatti. So in the next couple of months I’d like to offer both a class and a house concert featuring these three wonderful composers. The class will be in four sessions running on Monday evenings from October 20 through November 10. The Bach, Handel & Scarlatti house concert will be on Sunday afternoon November 16 at 3 pm in our home studio. Please let me know if you’d like to attend either the class or the concert.

House Concert -- Sunday November 16, 2014 3 pm
Harpsichord Music of Bach, Handel & Scarlatti
Trevor Stephenson performs on an 18th-century double-manual German Harpsichord

Home of Trevor and Rose Stephenson, 5729 Forsythia Place, Madison WI 53705
Refreshments served
Reservations Required:
Admission - $40


Class on the Keyboard Music of Bach, Handel & Scarlatti
7 pm, Monday evenings October 20--November 10

I’m offering a course on the keyboard music of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti. We will discuss the stylistic similarities and divergences of these three masters—all born in 1685--and will also examine how each composer integrated elements of various national styles (French, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Hungarian...) to form their own personal compositional voice. We’ll also look at each composer’s approach to form. I’ll talk about their lives and personalities as well as the social circles within which they moved. We’ll investigate temperaments, tempo, fingering, articulation, phrase grouping, rubato, voicing, expressive possibilities of various keyboard instruments, and the ever-elusive yet oh-so-important Affect or feeling for the moment at hand! Demonstration at both the harpsichord and piano.
Here’s some of the specific repertoire we’ll look at:
Bach – Harpsichord Concerto in D minor, E-flat minor Prelude and Fugue from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier, French Suite in G major
Handel – Passacaglia and Variations in G minor, Suite in E major (which concludes with the Harmonious Blacksmith variations), Sonatina in B-flat major, Allegro in G major
Scarlatti – Sonatas: B minor K. 87, G major K. 470, C major K. 159, D minor “Pastorale” K. 9, E major K. 380

The course is geared for those with a reading knowledge of music. The classes will be given at my home studio--from 7-8:30 pm--on the following Monday evenings: October 20, 27, Nov. 3, and Nov. 10. My studio is at 5729 Forsythia Place, Madison WI 53705.
Enrollment for the course is $150. Please let me by October 6 if you’d like to attend.


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Trevor Stephenson, fortepiano

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Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord
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