Hans von Bülow – Nirvana

Hans von Bülow – Nirvana

Legendary conductor Hans von Bülow, considered by Wagner the only one who could conduct his operas, was also a virtuoso pianist and a composer. As one of the most distinguished conductors of the 19th century, his activity was critical for establishing the successes of...
How to practice conducting at home

How to practice conducting at home

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. How do orchestra conductors practice at home? Given the fact that we cannot have our instrument – the orchestra – at hand, it can be quite challenging. With time one learns to automatically articulate...
Body and baton placement

Body and baton placement

The immediate conductor’s space is, quite obviously, the podium. The working area is determined by the structure of your own body: taller, shorter, longer arms, and so forth, and therefore slightly changes from conductor to conductor. There are 3 main key areas...
Alexander Borodin – Requiem

Alexander Borodin – Requiem

This piece, quite curiously, began in 1879 as a musical joke based on the a children’s tune called “Tati-tati” (aka “Chopsticks”). On this little theme Borodin creates a 5 minutes piece on the text of the Requiem aeternam. The great...

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