L’école d’Orphée, Op.18 (Corrette, Michel) & Nicolas Augustin Chappuy violin

Posted on December 15th, 2015 by


Neck and scroll of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784)

Neck and scroll of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784)

Corrette, Michel-Menuets 1,2,3 ‘L’école d’Orphée’ Op.18
Violin-Chappuy ca. 1760, Bow- FX Tourte ca 1770)

(Workshop-‘at the practice desk’ recording 17 12 15)

Michel Correette-holdin the bow in the 'French Style' illustrated in the 'School of Orpheus'

Michel Correette-holdin the bow in the ‘French Style’ illustrated in the ‘School of Orpheus’

PSS demonstrates the Corrette bow hold (used on this workshop recording). Thumb under the 'frog'. little finger behind the stick

PSS demonstrates the Corrette bow hold (used on this workshop recording). Thumb under the ‘frog’. little finger behind the stick

 

16th December A perfect day. Mozart with Daniel-Ben Pienaar this morning (see Wilton's Music Hall link), walking home-Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell, Smithfield to Wapping, conversation, and now back to evening Corrette scordatura preludes and this view, of the delicate original finger board of the 1760 Chappuy which is offering such insight into these pieces

16th December A perfect day. Mozart with Daniel-Ben Pienaar this morning (see Wilton’s Music Hall link), walking home-Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell, Smithfield to Wapping, conversation, and now back to evening Corrette scordatura preludes and this view, of the delicate original finger board of the 1760 Chappuy which is offering such insight into these pieces

Front of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784) with original neck and fingerboard

Front of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784) with original neck and fingerboard

Back of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784)

Back of violin by Nicolas Augustin Chappuy (1730 – 1784)

(15th December 2015) A new project begins, bringing together an astonishing and immaculate violin by Chappuy and the L’école d’Orphée (1738) by Michel Corrette. I will post more about this in the next few weeks.

'Different styles of holding the bow'/ P/ 7 of the 'School of Orpheus'

‘Different styles of holding the bow’/ P/ 7 of the ‘School of Orpheus’

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