conductors

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Robin Ticciati: the 28-year-old who makes top-rank conducting look so easy
Robin Ticciati, musical director of the SCO, tells Ivan Hewett the secret of his success.
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A maestro’s guide to breaking the baton code
The art of conducting isn’t as mysterious as it might look, David Zinman tells Steve Meacham.
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Can conducting be taught?
You cannot train anybody to be a conductor, and I will say until my dying day, conductors are born and not made. – Sir John Barbirolli A technique of conducting does exist and can be learnt and practised down to
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The Maestro’s Mojo
ARMS carve the air. A hand closes as if to pull taffy. An index finger shoots out. The torso leans in, leans back. And somehow, music pours forth — precisely coordinated and emotionally expressive — in response to this mysterious
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Champion of the Baroque: Sir Colin Davis speaks out
Celebrating his 85th birthday later this year, Sir Colin Davis has been one of Britain’s best-loved conductors for more than half a century. The death of his wife, Shamsi, in June 2010, was a severe blow to him; since then,
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The Perceived Delicacy of the Female Conductor
New research finds listeners judge symphonic music differently when they’re told the conductor is a woman.
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Passing the baton
WHETHER you run a bank with more than 500 employees or an orchestra, managing human capital is about respect and authority. And that’s irrespective of your age, experience or specialty.
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Teacher’s pets banished from Tchaikovsky
WHEN conductor Valery Gergiev added the International Tchaikovsky Competition to his portfolio of musical empires, he promised to clean it up and wrench it into the 21st century.
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