Have you ever seen a conductor sit at the piano and play fluently off an open score? It’s impressive, for sure, but wouldn’t it be invaluable for your own studying purposes to be able to do that too?
One of the questions I asked most frequently in the beginning of my conducting study was, “How do I study a score?” I never got a straight answer (because there isn’t one), and my question morphed into many more: What edition of the score should I buy? Is it OK to listen to recordings? HowContinue reading “A guide to score preparation”