Institute 15 - Early Music and Performance Practice
The main task of the institute is to explore and unfold Early Music and its respective performance tradition and practice. Early Music refers to the music which has developed before 1900 and whose effect and compositional content are fully understandable and can be brought to one’s mind just by including scientific results of the respective stylistics and the original performance tradition on historical instruments and by taking into consideration adequate ways of performing and notation.
In this spirit, the artistic education in the Bachelor and Master studies of Early Music of recorder, cembalo, and viola da gamba (including “IGP”, i.e. music education, voice and instruments) gets inspired by research-oriented artistic and scientific training in compulsory and elective subjects for all disciplines and by the research of diverse aspects of the historically informed performance practice and the unfolding of the arts in the indicated repertoire.