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...
Vítězslav Novák – In the Tatra Mountains

Vítězslav Novák – In the Tatra Mountains

Vítězslav Novák (1870-1949) was a Czech post-romantic composer. Born in a small Bohemian town, he moved to Prague in his teens to study at the conservatory, where he had the good fortune of having Antonín Dvořák as a teacher for some time.  In the late 1890s, Novák...
Vasily Kalinnikov – Symphony n.1

Vasily Kalinnikov – Symphony n.1

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901) has not been one of the most prolific composers in history. In 1892, thanks to Tchaikovsky, Kalinnikov became the main conductor of the Maly Theater, and later that same year of the Moscow Italian Theater, a position he eventually was...

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