- "Chromatic Italian Harps"
From the Arpa Doppia in Renaissance 1580 "Arpa Di Laura Este", the Tripleharps in the Baroque to the last known Italian-Tripleharp 1793 by "Vettorazzo". Origin and development.
Dokumentation from the original harps. Worth knowledge also from iconografic and construction as well as how to play. Dokumentation never was public before.
1,5 - 2 hour.
- "Peculiarity Chromatic Harps"
Arpa Doppia and Triple Harps. Structure and static. Stringing and knowledge, maintenance. With recommendation useing for traveling, riscs, changeing of pitch etc. Technical instruction and lecture for Harpists.
The way of the ancined harps from Africa, Egypt and spreading along the "Silkroad" till to Japan, before the 10. Centuty.
The spreading of the "Framed Harp" from the 10. Century in Europa. A journey with harps and history, as well as development and construction.
This lecture you also can get in two different: "Harps along the Silkroad"
1 hour. "The Development of the harps in Europa".
- "How to build a Gothic Harp"
By example Wartburgharfe/Wolkensteinharfe ca. 1430-1450. Dokumentation and production. Also a finished harp you will see and hear. Knowledge also from the original Harp in Wartburg/Eisenach.
- "Welsh Triple Harps, David Evans and his student John Richards"
David Evans was a brilliant musicinstrumentmaker. He was makeing a Triple-Harp for Powel, harpist of Georg Friederich Haendel, in 1736. That Harp is still in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
His student was John Richards, a welsh harpmaker, him from, we find several harps in collections and museums.
The lecture is a comperative examination about that two harpmakers instruments, in Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Musikinstrumentenmuseum in Berlin.
- "Arpa Grande, Italian-Tripleharps from 18. Century"
A comparative study of the last three triple-strung chromatic harps, in Rom, Berlin and Leipzig.
The harp in Leipzig is the "Key" for the other instuments origin. The Vettorazzo-Harp now is restaurated, and you can see original documentation from these harps, in construction, stringing and rang.
1 - 1,5 hours.
From medieval to the 18.th Century there are "Braypin-Harps". There are a lot questions,"How are the braypins function? Reason for? braysound or also halftones? This lecture answer these questions, also by practical examples with those harps. This lecture also inform by instruction how to use the braypins.
1 - 1,5 hours.
- "Historical Instrumentmakeing with the eyes of the Historical Harpmaker"
Reproduction, reconstruction, restauration. Iconografic reconstruction, how is this possible? Which are the fact showing us, it is a ilustration close to original harp. Restauration or new reproduction .The important elements for historical harpmakeing. Machinemade production? Where is the border? How close will we get to authentic sound? Materials? Physical- technical- and historical-principles.
1 - 2 hours.
- "The Asyrian Harptypes"
Origin , examples and introduction "Kugo-Harp" in Japan, a sisterinstrument in the far east.
- "Arpa Di Laura Estense"
1581 build for the court in Ferara. Laura Preperara was playing this Instument there together with her ladyensemble at the court of Alfonso III d' Este.
The harp now is in the Galeria Estense in Modena, a brilliant "Soundin -painting" and a national treasure in Italy. Arpademica got the permit to explore this Instrument to make a dokumentation. There are still many questions to some details of that instrument.
With contract musician, owner of copy, the harp you will be able to hear.
- "Two Italian Arpa Doppia quot;
The "Arpa Di Laura and the Bologna Doppia", one used for polyphonic and the other used for early basso contiuo, which are the important facts for. Originbackground and details, dokumentation from these two harps.
By special appointment we also can offer, these two instruments in copy actualy.
- "The Gotic Harptyp of 1400 bis 1600"
- "Historical Harps in Iconografic"
Different ilustrations from arround the world and photos from sculptures.
Which criterion we can see, the ilustration is realistic? What can we see at sculptures? Details about interpetation and reconstruction, with examples also from original instruments.
If you have any more interests in other subjects, please ask for.
All lectures in german, english or japanese.
Berlin, Hochschule für Musik, Hanns Eisler
Boston/Amherst Festival Early Music
Brügge, Festival van Flandern
Den Haag, Konservatorium
Krakau, Deutsch-Ponisches Harfensymposium
Mittenwald, Fachschule Zupfinstrumente
Tokyo, Meijigakuin Universität
Urbino, Festival Early Music
Zürich, Hochschule der Künste
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