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Conducting Mozart: Symphony n.40 K550 – 1st movement

Conducting Mozart: Symphony n.40 K550 – 1st movement

Although one of the most recognizable pieces of all classical western music,
Mozart’s symphony n.40 K550 remains, like most of Mozart’s music, full of traps, even though it doesn’t seem so difficult to conduct from a technical point of view.

In this article we’ll tackle the first movement of this immortal work, its structure, and phrasing, the “G minor key” aspect, and, of course, some technical tips.

Conducting Dvořák: Symphony n.9 – 1st movement

Conducting Dvořák: Symphony n.9 – 1st movement

Dvořák’s Symphony n.9 “From the New World” is mandatory learning for any conductor: here we’ll go through an analysis of its first movement, looking at structure, harmony, the “American” aspects of the music, and, of course, a few conducting tips.

Conducting Mendelssohn: The Hebrides

Conducting Mendelssohn: The Hebrides

For a conductor, Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides is a really fun piece to perform, with its changes in dynamics and its ascending/descending lines being perfect spots for registration and fluidity of gestures.

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