Rehearsal Notes 4/9

Mozart:

#1:  

Don't rush the off-beats at the beginning

Woodwinds, more of a chorale feeling at the beginning

Stay ‘piano’ from the 3rd bar of Rehearsal B through Rehearsal C

Don't crescendo/diminuendo on the fermata before the Allegro

Four bars before the Allegro “still needs to sing”

At the Adagio, don't drop down dynamically

#2:

Celli, lighten up a little at the beginning (so as not to drag)

Violins, emphasize beats 1&3 in the first bar

At Rehearsal Q, drop down to ‘MF’

At Rehearsal T, violins “bite” the top of each arpeggio

4 bars before Rehearsal R, ‘sfz’ on beats 1&3

At Rehearsal T, woodwinds be sure to observe the ‘sfz’

#4:

Woodwinds, play out in the 2nd bar of Rehearsal U

In the penultimate bar, slight crescendo to the 4th beat

Slight ritardando in the final bar

Need a clear lift before the last chord of the movement

#5:

Long notes should have some “life” (a slight crescendo)

“Keep it light” at the end of the movement

Woodwinds play out at Rehearsal I

At Rehearsal H, phrase to beat 2

#6:

Strings, emphasize the beginnings of beats at the start (tapering slightly)

“Triumphant” at the beginning

Violins, softer at Rehearsal A

Brahms:

#2:

Make sure dotted-eighth-16th pattern doesn't become tripletized

Watch the subito ‘pp’ in the 5th bar of the B-section

Observe the diminuendo in the last 7 bars

No fermata on the last beat of the movement

#3:

At Rehearsal A, 16th notes need to be as even as possible

Slight ritardando at the end of the 8th bar of Rehearsal C

#5:

Baseline dynamic is ‘piano’

Please practice with a metronome (dotted quarter=108 is the goal)

Observe the ‘pp’ in bar 222

The last note should be ‘ppp’

No ritardando at the end

#6:

In the last 3 bars, really emphasize the slurs

The last chord needs to be balanced and in-tune even though it's short

#8:

Will be conducted in 1

Clean cut-off after the third beat of the last bar