Working on the score

Individual preparation of the scoreWorking on a scoreDifficult score-readingHow to work on a score in order to conduct mostly from memory The “outside” information of a scoreScales for conductors (regular period exercises, arround 60 min.)

Difficult score-reading

  • Put numbers against on the different instruments in a difficult combination of instrumentation, start always with the lowest note with no.1, second note no.2, and so on:

To obtain a good level of score-reading, I higly recommend the book “Partiturspiel” by Heinrich Creuzburg (Edition Schott)

Bach: Choral in the old keys

Tschaikovsky: Pathétique Symphony 4th movement

Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana , beginning Santuzza aria

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Overture - beginning

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé – figure 220 1st  cord

Mozart: Gran Partita for Wind-Instruments beginning of the Largo

Mendelssohn:  Ruy Blas Overture – first bars

Delius: Summer Evening


Beethoven: Sinfonia no.6 “Pastorale”

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture  (nummers in bar 1 for the whole orchestra and in bar 9 for the winds)

Verdi: Rigoletto Overture (beginning)

Brahms: Symphony no.3  “Andante”

Verdi : Nabucco - Overture