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Articles tagged with "orchestration"

Painting with music: How Tchaikovsky used the orchestra to create unrivalled ballet scores

24 November 2016

The great Russian composer was a genius in orchestration, but he outdid himself with The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty.

Watch: Conductor Martin Yates – ‘I knew Don Quixote would be something exceptional’

23 March 2015

The conductor introduces Ludwig Minkus, ‘one of the founding fathers of Russian ballet music’, through the music of Don Quixote.

Listen: Marc Minkowski – 'Finding the right sound'

20 October 2014

We spoke to the conductor about his Royal Opera debut, Mozart, Verdi and his love of horses.