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BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van
Symphony no. 7 in A major op 92
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, guest conductor
Orquesta Sinfónica Freixenet de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía
In this rehearsal with Maestro Orozco-Estrada, they work mainly on articulations, dynamics, tempi and rhythmic issues. The Maestro comments that the articulation should be the same in all sections, as well as preserving the original violin articulations in certain passages. They work on the appoggiatura before and after the beat, and finally they choose the first option, on the beat. At the beginning, the tempo should be much more virtuous, while in the Trio it is meno Presto. There must be more contrast between dynamics when the piano subito appears. Coming to the fortissimo, they must connect the upbeat with everything else, without stopping the music, but letting it continues its inertia. Orozco-Estrada makes some bow changes on the violins to be more efficient and not to lose the tempo. In addition, he comments that the chords should always be played in arpeggio, over all the open string chords.