A walk in the score
…digging a bit deeper
The Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune is one of the most challenging pieces for any conductor: here’s an analysis of the piece with a few conducting tips.
Brahms Symphony n.1 from a conductor’s perspective: the first movement
Looking at Johannes Brahms Symphony n.1 from a conductor’s perspective: the key factors of tempo, balance, dynamics, and lines in the introduction.
A Mass of Life is based upon Also sprach Zarathustra, discovered by Delius on a trip to Norway: is a purely humanistic liturgy.
Siete canciones populares españolas, by Manuel de Falla, is one of the most popular cycles of folk-songs in music history. Originally written for piano and voice, there are transcriptions for voice and guitar, cello and piano and two versions for orchestra.
Heart breaking and passionate to the bones, Polo concludes the cycle of De Falla “Siete canciones populares españolas” with a lover screaming his head off.
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