A walk in the score
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The beauty of the Czech landscape in Smetana’s musical fresco
A joyful and sparkly outburst of energy, mixed with dark moods and dynamic shifts, topped by an obsessive rhythmic figure: this is Schumann’s 1st symphony “Spring”.
The luscious, passionate melody that sweeps you away; the virtuoso parts interlaced with the orchestra; and the challenges of accompanying a soloist.
Friend of Mozart and teacher of Beethoven; popular to the point the King of England bowed to him; father of the symphony. We’re talking about Joseph Haydn and his last symphony.
Part of the major repertoire for any conductor, the “Prague” symphony is challenging in many ways: tempo, harmony, counterpoint.
Full of surprises and joie de vivre: Beethoven’s 4th symphony’s structure, phrasing, harmony and conducting tips
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