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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Pass the baton
10 chapters, 11 videos, practical exercises, and examples with scores: this video course produced for iClassical-Academy will show you, through a bar-by-bar analysis of excerpts ranging from Mozart to Mahler and Copland, how to build your own technique in the most logical and effective way.
Gianmaria Griglio is an intelligent, exceptional musician. There is no question about his conducting abilities: he has exceptionally clear baton technique that allows him to articulate whatever decisions he has made about the music.