Conducting Beethoven: Overtures, concertos, Missa solemnis

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Clarendon Press, Sep 30, 1993 - Music - 226 pages
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WORKS STUDIED - The Overtures, The Concertos, and the Missa Solemnis. A LIFETIME'S EXPERIENCE Following acclaim for the first volume of Conducting Beethoven, Norman Del Mar here draws on a lifetime's experience to discuss the remainder of Beethoven's orchestral repertoire. ANALYSES, POINTERS, ADVICE The author offers analyses of the music's structure as pointers to interpretation, advising clearly on the successful negotiation of key moments in the score. He discusses the special problems involved in conducting the concertos - where the orchestra must dovetail with the soloist - givingenlightening advice based on many years' conducting experience. FIRST-RATE KNOWLEDGE Norman Del Mar's insights reveal a wealth of first-rate knowledge, which can only lead to a greater appreciation of these masterly works, both for students, and for all lovers of Beethoven's music. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE Both volumes form the essential guide for students, and the best starting point for young conductors.

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Del Mar (died 1994) was an eminent orchestral conductor with over 40 years experience. He also taught conducting at the Guildhall School of Music (1954-60) and at the Royal College of Music (1971-90).

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