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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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A Sound Shaped by Time and Tools
What Makes the Vienna Philharmonic So Distinctive
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Toward livelier orchestra programs: Pick a theme
Orchestras naturally rely on audience-favorite repertory — Beethoven symphonies and Rachmaninoff piano concertos — to sell tickets. Traditionally, they’ve also relied on star soloists to fill concert-hall seats.
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Study: Audiences Identify Top Orchestras by Appearance More Than Sound
To enrich the visual appeal of symphony concerts, orchestras have experimented with a range of tactics: adding video screens to concert halls that show live close-ups of the conductor and soloist; ditching tuxedos in favor of more modern garb; or
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Playing Prokofiev Is a Pain
A new study from Australia finds working as an orchestral musician takes an intense physical toll.
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Japan Pill-harmonic claims Brahms cures constipation
Japanese orchestra wins Cannes Lion Award for its musical drug therapies.
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How to Entice People to Buy Symphony Tickets
New research suggests that, contrary to common belief, ticket buyers are not particularly hostile toward contemporary compositions.
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The scratch orchestra of Kinshasa
The members of the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste – the world’s only all-black orchestra – are self-taught and started out playing homemade instruments. Now the band’s founder is to be given a major international accolade
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