Conducting Articles

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.

Podium Time Podcast [2020 Interview]

Podium Time Podcast [2020 Interview]

Podium Time is a fantastic podcast not just for conductors and conducting students but also for everyone who would like a peek on how different conductors work, think, and come to certain decisions, which are sometimes opposite but equally valuable. 

Conducting Mendelssohn: The Hebrides

Conducting Mendelssohn: The Hebrides

For a conductor, Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides is a really fun piece to perform, with its changes in dynamics and its ascending/descending lines being perfect spots for registration and fluidity of gestures.

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