Cleveland Composers Recording Institute-Day 1
With the first day at an end and the second to begin shortly, a few things came to my attention yesterday during the first stretch of rehearsals. One was the incredible amount of musical diversity shown between the eight of us. There are people writing “neo-romantic” works, others built on sets, and the coming days will show more styles. Regardless of style there were a few things in the rehearsals that stood out.
One being the importance of a detailed, performance ready score for the rehearsal. A lot of time was committed to clarifying intentions and better word use for musical directions. This was extremely helpful to hear because I strive to produce very detailed scores and I sometimes feel it can be a bit fussy. Not the case. The more detailed, the better because great performers like to have clear direction. These performers here are world class, and it is such a great feeling to see that they know our pieces intimately and can truly bring the music to life.
I will be excited to hear these pieces in the recording session.