conductors

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What does a conductor do, anyway? A music critic lays it out.
Classical music isn’t always welcoming to newcomers. People who dare to ask questions about the genre tend to preface them with a lot of apologies for their own ignorance and for how stupid they assume their question is going to
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Who are today’s Toscaninis – or tomorrow’s?
The maestro was pivotal in classical music’s links with broadcasting: who is following in his footsteps?
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Too few conductors understand their double bass section
Double bass soloist Gary Karr on the need for conductors’ attitudes to change towards his instrument
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Leadership and the Art of Orchestra Conducting
Read however many books you like about the principles of leadership, but in watching an orchestra rehearse a new piece for two hours, you can learn everything there is to know about leadership.
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What do conductors do?
Do orchestras really need someone flapping their arms on a podium? Yes, actually. Ivan Hewett explains why
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What do conductors actually do?
Review of ‘Inside Conducting’ by Christopher Seaman
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How long is a piece of music?
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth wonders if the experience of live music should live longer than the music itself?
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Symphonies turn to young conductors
“Youth is hot and bold,” Shakespeare wrote. He might have also mentioned it’s highly marketable.
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