Episode 11 of the Art of Composing Podcast. We interview Robert Gjerdingen, author of the book “Music in the Galant Style”. We talk about Partimenti, the tool used to train the greatest composers from Mozart to Debussy and Stravinsky, as well as his new research into how music fits really well into constructionist linguistic theory.
What is in this episode:
- What Partimenti are and why you should care.
- How composers like Mozart would have actually learned to composed.
- How composition is very similar to speaking a language.
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Resources and Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Joint Improvisation by Alma Deutscher and Tobias Cramm
Four Improvisations for Piano by Arensky, Rachmaninov, Glazunov & Taneyev
Robert Gjerdingen’s Book
Music in the Galant Style
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