London Conducting School

The London Conducting School is running a series of online Zoom sessions.

Sessions are on the 2nd Friday of the month 7.30-9.30pm (London, UK)
'About the orchestra' sessions are with members of the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra, London

    

2021

10 Sept: How to prepare for a concert ... score study, rehearsal technique, mental preparation ... Mahler 1 as an example

8 Oct: About the Orchestra: cello

NB1: If you would like to attend but can't do so, please sign up as normal: everyone signed up will receive a link to that session's recording, a few days later.

NB2: Online content to complement recordings (pictures, musical examples etc) is available here

No preparation in advance in essential, but you will get more out of it if you can do some.  For the work-specific sessions doing some prior listening and/or score study would be useful.  

An individual session costs £17; both sessions £32.  Use the PayPal button below to make your choice and pay the relevant amount. You don't need a PayPal account to do this but can just pay through PayPal using a card. The day before each session you will receive an email with a Zoom link (check your Junk mailbox if necessary). You just need to click that link at the time of the session and follow any instructions. Any other technical things will be explained at the start of each session.  

For the sessions on a particular piece please have a score to hand.  

NB: On the first Tuesday of the month I also run sessions of a more general musical nature, not specifically about conducting. Take the opportunity to learn more about repertoire new and old!  Details here: www.peterfender.co.uk/basic-page/masterworks-unwrapped

If you've not used Zoom before click the link 5/10 minutes before the session start time as your computer (or tablet or phone) will need a little time to install the software to enable you to join (follow the prompts that you get to effect that installation).  Finally you will receive the message 'Please wait, the meeting host will let you in soon'. Please note that you don't need to sign up for a Zoom account.


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Recordings

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List of available recordings

About the orchestra: cello
About the orchestra: horn
About the orchestra: oboe
About the orchestra: percussion
About the orchestra: trumpet 
About the orchestra: upper strings
Bach St Matthew Passion
Beethoven & the metronome
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor
Beethoven Symphony No.3 (Eroica)
Beethoven Symphony No.7
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Conducting opera - introduction
Conducting Opera - accompanied recitative (Mozart)
Conducting Stravinsky
Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 1
Fundamental Conducting Techniques Session 2
Introduction to choral conducting
Mahler Symphony No.1
Mahler Symphony No.4
Score analysis 1
Score analysis 2 & video analysis
Score analysis to technique
Tricky moments
Understanding string bowing


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