August 2018 Convention
Orlando, FL

Music as Speech

Catherine Bull

This very interesting session was presented by baroque flute player Catherine Bull, who studied in my home country of the Netherlands for a short time. As her session noted, when we speak in daily life, we use all kinds of rules—faster-slower, higher-lower, short silence-longer silences, long sentences-short ones, soft articulation-crispy articulation—to make what we are saying interesting. We should use these rules in performing Baroque music, too.

—Mia Dreese