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The Dartmouth
March 4, 2024 | Latest Issue
The Dartmouth
Christopher Q. McMullen-Laird
The Setonian
Arts

Music lesson taught in Rollins

"There are no rules, the fantastic style -- where the fantasy is in control," violinst Andrew Manze explained during his performance in Rollins Chapel Friday night. Manze, along with harpsichordist Richard Egarr, played a collection of Italian baroque sonatas for a curious sold-out crowd. The repertoire demanded spontaneous creativity and improvisation -- qualities that most classical musicians lack. The rudimentary notation of the 17th and 18th century publishers invites the performer to embellish and improvise freely.

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