Dr. Raisa Isaacs presentation at the 10th World Piano Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia

J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (V. I)  –  Genres Behind. Demonstration on harpsichord and modern piano.


J.S. Bach intended his notorious collection of the Preludes and Fugues in two volumes as studies (technical, contrapuntal exercises) for his eldest son Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. It is often considered by students as a tedious and not musically very inspiring work. The attempt of this presentation is to introduce to the genres, such as a dance, collaborative ensembles, and other forms that might enliven the compositions with the correlated pictures of the human life and will stimulate students learning performing practices of the Baroque period in the authentic context