Conducting Ravel

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The Music of Ravel is full of unique challenges not found in other orchestral music music. We'll consider a few key examples of challenging tempo changes combined with dynamic and texture changes that deserve special attention from conductors and special study in conducting courses.

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Conducting Ravel

  1. 1. C O N D U C T I N G R A V E L J O R D A N S M I T H
  2. 2. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • •
  3. 3. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • •
  4. 4. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic •
  5. 5. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic • Ravel is sparsely covered
  6. 6. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic • Ravel is sparsely covered • Schuller is a model
  7. 7. W H A T ' S I N A C O N D U C T I N G B O O K ? • What is a conductor principally responsible for? • What music should a conductor study? •
  8. 8. W H A T ' S I N A C O N D U C T I N G B O O K ? • What is a conductor principally responsible for? • What music should a conductor study? •
  9. 9. W H A T ' S I N A C O N D U C T I N G B O O K ? • What is a conductor principally responsible for? • What music should a conductor study? •
  10. 10. W H A T ' S I N A C O N D U C T I N G B O O K ? • What is a conductor principally responsible for? • What music should a conductor study? • Why?
  11. 11. B O O K S O N C O N D U C T I N G
  12. 12. J U S T O N E P R O B L E M
  13. 13. I S I T R E A L L Y T H A T E A S Y ? No need to talk about it? Tempo
  14. 14. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit
  15. 15. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66
  16. 16. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66 rall
  17. 17. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66 Bn rall
  18. 18. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66 Bn rall
  19. 19. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66 Bn rall
  20. 20. Rapsodie Espagnole: I. Prélude à la nuit Tres modéré q=66 Bn rall
  21. 21. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña
  22. 22. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  23. 23. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  24. 24. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  25. 25. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  26. 26. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  27. 27. Rapsodie Espagnole: II. Malagueña Assez vif q=176
  28. 28. A T E M P L A T E F O R S T U D Y T H E C O M P L E A T C O N D U C T O R :
  29. 29. A T E M P L A T E F O R S T U D Y T H E C O M P L E A T C O N D U C T O R :
  30. 30. D A P H N I S 2 : I . B E G I N N I N G • Montreal, Dutoit
  31. 31. D A P H N I S 2 : I . B E G I N N I N G • Birmingham, Rattle
  32. 32. D A P H N I S 2 : I . C L I M A X • Montreal, Dutoit
  33. 33. D A P H N I S 2 : I . C L I M A X • Birmingham, Rattle
  34. 34. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • •
  35. 35. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • •
  36. 36. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic •
  37. 37. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic • Ravel is sparsely covered
  38. 38. I N S H O R T • Ravel is core repertoire • Ravel is idiosyncratic • Ravel is sparsely covered • Schuller is a model
  39. 39. T H A N K Y O U

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