Handel’s harpsichord and what does the accompanist actually do?
A day considering what instrumental backing brings to your musicianship, how to handle the accompanist in rehearsal and your rapport in performance, all set in Handel’s own house. The day will also include an introductory session in Feldenkrais.
Nathaniel Mander will demonstrate the harpsichord and outline rehearsals in Handel’s time, along with describing his take on the art of accompanying. Emily Owen (soprano) will then perform some Handel with Nat, explaining what she expects from the accompaniment.