How to talk to an orchestra during a rehearsal

How to talk to an orchestra during a rehearsal

When you step in front of an orchestra, especially for the first time, you have to convince a number of people of your idea. You need to keep in mind that their collective knowledge and experience is greater than yours and something that can be invaluable to you as a...
An Opera Odyssey

An Opera Odyssey

“An Opera Odyssey is a truly gargantuan production undertaking by Elbrus TV. Being filmed across 38 countries, it will truly be the most substantial, significant, and meaningful visual history of opera ever to be produced. Viewers will see how the communicative...
Conducting technique: the power of the left hand

Conducting technique: the power of the left hand

With the baton being the focal point of attention, the left hand is often neglected or underused. Conducting students are often taught that while the primary and most important hand beats time, the left hand should be left for expression. That’s a very old way...
Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps

Lili Boulanger: D’un matin de printemps

Despite the brevity of her life, Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) carved a place for herself in the history of music: with the cantata Faust et Helene (1913) she became the first woman to win the Prix De Rome. Her impressionistic use of the orchestra fits perfectly the...

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