Composing Articles

From Guido de’ Cavalcanti to Bill Evans

Il canto del nibbio: 3 romanze for tenor and piano on poems by Guido de’ Cavalcanti with some harmonic explorations a la Bill Evans

Bagatella for cello and piano [audio]

A small and easygoing piece for cello and piano: uncomplicated, relaxed atmosphere from a delightful spring afternoon.

The wind among the reeds [audio]

This piece came out of a memory: a crisp late afternoon in Central Park. For piano and string quartet.

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Conducting Beethoven Symphony n.2 Movement 1 [analysis]

Beethoven’s Symphony n.2 is a piece that sooner or later becomes part of every conductor’s repertoire. In this post, we’ll go through an analysis of its 1st movement, its structure, and phrasing with, of course, some technical tips.

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

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 Tchaikovsky: Symphony n.5, 1st movement

A milestone for every conductor, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony n.5 is full of different motives: here’s an analysis of the 1st mov. from a conductor’s perspective.

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