From Piano to the Orchestra

Let’s study together how Stravinsky and Ravel turned their piano works into the orchestral masterpieces we know and love.

Selections from composers: Igor Stravinsky (The Rite of Spring), Maurice Ravel (Le Tombeau de Couperin)

Topics covered: Unusual Instrumentation - Harmonic Innovations- Stravinsky Rhythm - Solo versus Tutti - Use of Contrast - Are pads added?- New Material not Present in the Original Piano Score - What is the Role of the Percussion? - How is the Atmosphere Established?

120 minutes.