The Art of Composing Podcast

AOC 011: Partimenti and the Secrets of the Greatest Composers – An Interview with Robert Gjerdingen

av The Art of Composing Podcast | Publicerades 3/14/2016



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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nubC3dktQ24

Four Improvisations for Piano by Arensky, Rachmaninov, Glazunov & Taneyev
https://youtu.be/PlFPOWuwBHI?t=2s

Robert Gjerdingen's Book
Music in the Galant Style
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Schema Theory as a Construction Grammar
http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.15.21.2/mto.15.21.2.gjerdingen_bourne.html

Robert Gjerdingen’s Website
http://faculty-web.at.northwestern.edu/music/gjerdingen/index.htm

Monuments of Partimenti
http://faculty-web.at.northwestern.edu/music/gjerdingen/partimenti/index.htm

Robert Gjerdingen’s Free Course On Playing Partimenti
https://sites.google.com/site/partimenti/courses

1000 Harmonic Exercises by Anton Arensky
https://www.scribd.com/doc/305313092/1000-Problems-for-the-Practical-Study-of-Harmony-by-Anton-Arensky

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Jon Brantingham talks about everything related to music composition, music theory, and creativity, to get you started on the right foot while learning to compose. Discover what you need to be doing to consistently grow as a budding composer, what tips and tricks will make the process a little less painful, and most importantly, what you can do to find your own composing voice. Jon is a composer, music composition teacher, business owner, former Army helicopter pilot, father and husband. He doesn't enjoy long walks on the beach, but instead prefers to jump in and surf. Whether you like to write in a classical or romantic style, like Jon, or you like to write 4 minutes of bleeps and bloops and call that music, or maybe you are a singer-songwriter, the Art of Composing podcast will be your guide to learning the art and craft of music composition.