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Articles tagged with "score"

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.

Debate: What do you think of operatic edits?

14 January 2015

If the drama demands it, should passages of works be cut; or should we leave works as intended by the composer?

I due Foscari Musical highlight: The Act I finale

7 October 2014

Two characters rise to the dramatic and musical challenge of the powerful confrontation that concludes Act I of Verdi’s early tragedy.

Preparing for 2014/15 Season: Inside the Royal Opera House’s Music Library

18 July 2014

While the Opera and Ballet Companies are away, work goes into preparing the scores for the new Season.

Joby Talbot on depicting jealousy through music in his score for The Winter's Tale

27 March 2014

The composer on his score for Christopher Wheeldon's new ballet and how you depict drastically different settings in one cohesive score.



Watch: Insights into The Rite of Spring

5 November 2013

Monica Mason rehearses with Claudia Dean, and Barry Wordsworth demonstrates how to conduct a work built on revolutionary rhythms.

Stravinsky and ballet: 'See the music, hear the dance'

31 October 2013

With The Rite of Spring returning, we look at some of Stravinsky's other iconic ballet scores.

Musical highlight: 'Quand ma bonté toujours nouvelle' from Les Vêpres siciliennes

14 October 2013

A closer look at a Verdi duet with a chilling revelation.

Colour and contrast in Ludwig Minkus's score for Don Quixote

30 September 2013

A close look at the sun-drenched keys and darker hues of a classic piece of ballet music.

Watch: Andris Nelsons on Elektra

26 September 2013

The Latvian conductor on the emotional and technical demands of Richard Strauss’s gripping drama.

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