Conducting Beethoven: Overtures, concertos, Missa solemnis
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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Overtures Leonora Nos 2 and 3 Op 72A
Overture Egmont Op 84
Overture Die Weihe des Hauses Op 124
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1st violins 2nd horn 2nd violins Adagio Allegro allow barlines bassoon beat of bar beaten Beethoven beginning Breitkopf breve cadenza cello/bass cellos and basses chorus clarinets coda conductor continuing crescendo crotchet beat demisemiquavers diminuendo down-beat dynamic end of bar ensemble entry especially extra fermata figure flute following bar forte fortissimo four bars fugue gentle gesture give given grace-notes half-bar indicated last bar lead Leonora lower strings marked melody minim movement notes oboe octave opening orchestra overture passage phrase pianissimo pianists Piano Concerto pizzicato played players Presto pulse quaver beat quavers re-entry rehearsal rehearsal letters reprise rhythmic ritornello rubato score second beat second subject semibreve semiquavers sforzandos silence singers solo violin soloists soprano sound staccato stick sustained Symphony syncopated taken tempo primo tenor third beat timpani triplets trombones trumpets up-beat up-bow upper strings violas violins and violas violins in bar wind woodwind