Introducing Pre-Professional Training Orchestras to Austro-Germanic Orchestral Works of the Late Romantic Period: A Conductor's Perspective
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This exegesis explores the rehearsal process that leads to performances with pre-‐professional symphony orchestras. At the heart of this study is my personal reflection as a conductor of orchestral training programs, through practice-‐based and reflective explorations of the central musical and educational challenges of rehearsing and performing major Austro-‐Germanic orchestral works of the Late-‐ Romantic Period. Borrowing from aspects of autoethnographic practice, a case study methodology provides a detailed reflection on the rehearsal process of introducing Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 Op. 98 to pre-‐professional musicians. Four performance projects of major symphonic works with four pre-‐ professional orchestras conducted by myself forms the creative output portfolio of this study.
Master of Music Research (MMusRes)
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Austro-Germanic orchestral works
Late Romantic Period