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Tchaikovsky – Serenade for strings [ANALYSIS]

An analysis of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for strings, a cornerstone of the repertoire and a piece that every conductor must face at one point or another

Mieczysław Karłowicz – Serenade for strings

The Serenade for strings of Mieczysław Karłowicz has gained its spot in the repertoire. Winking at Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, this serenade, with its beautiful melodies, is fun to play and to listen to.

Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas et Mélisande Prelude [ANALYSIS]

The Prelude to Fauré ‘s Pelléas et Mélisande is imbued with the gentleness and drama of the characters . Rich in orchestration, it’s a gorgeous page where the main challenge for a conductor lies in the subtleties of the constant push-and-pull

Béla Bartók – Romanian Folk Dances

Embued in the richness of the folk tunes of Hungary, Bartók’s Rumanian Folk Dances are an orchestral miniature firmly set in the repertoire, often appearing in conducting auditions and competitions.

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