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Composers in the Baroque period (1600-1750) produced some of the greatest and most exciting keyboard music ever. This captivating DVD looks at conventions and knowledge that help the performer create a more historically informed performance. Organized as a practical aid to today's performers and teachers; basic touches; articulations; dynamics and ornamentation are discussed in detail. Also on this DVD is a lecture on the history of Baroque dance and the relationship between dance movements and the performance of keyboard music. The dances are broken down into component steps for learning by t he viewer. Nine of the most popular court dances (minuet; sarabande; gigue; allemande; bourree; polonaise; courante; gavotte and rigaudon) are performed to Dr. Hinson's keyboard accompaniment by dancers in Baroque costume. Approx. 107 minutes.
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