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The Compleat Conductor Gunther Schuller Is One Of America S Leading Contemporary Composers, Conductors, And Musicologists He Has Become Increasingly Dismayed About The Way Contemporary Orchestra Leaders Have Been Ignoring The Composer S Intentions In Playing The Basic Concert Repertory From The Mid Nineteenth Century To The Present In This Controversial New Book, Schuller Puts Forth His Own Principles Of Conducting, And Then Analyses In Detail Several Classical Masterpieces, Comparing The Composers Original Notation To The Way Conductors Interpret Them Showing Ways In Which Current Orchestra And Conducting Standards Can Be Radically Improved, This Book Is An Indictment Of Contemporary Musical Trends And An Incisive Study Of The Dialogue Between Composition And Performance

About the Author: Gunther Schuller

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6 thoughts on “The Compleat Conductor

  1. Maestro Maestro says:

    Es, como suele decirse, un ladrillo Lo he le do varias veces y he sacado muy poquito de l El autor dedica p ginas y p ginas a comprar los tempi de distintas grabaciones de una misma obra sin duda una tarea tit nica pero para qu Quiz lo nico interesante viene al final, cuando describe varias obras desde el punto de vista del director o m s bien desde SU punto de vista como director Para m de sus 571 p ginas sobran al menos 300.

  2. J. Cheever Loophole J. Cheever Loophole says:

    Whatever valid points he makes are blunted by awkward writing, constant repitition, and a You kids stay off of my lawn tone I found it especially laughable that he recommends The Maestro Myth as a supplemental text when it, too is poorly edited and full of errors I haven t heard anything conducted by Schuller that stood out in a good way My personal feeling is that he wrote the book just to be rude to better conductors.

  3. scarecrow scarecrow says:

    Schuller has got an ax to grind here, citing laundry lists of incorrect tempi from the pantheon of conductors Abbado is too fast, Bernstein too slow, Boulez too fast On and on and on, like he is piling corpses,referring that everyone is wrong, yet he is right Schuller is arrogant as well, claiming Brahms never meant that tempo,claiming how stupid conductors have been by not following what the composer had indicated If we did that, there would be little to listen to of in

  4. Frank Frank says:

    I am totally overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of this man s intellect and grasp of so many diverse facets of music I want to learn as much as I can about his life and work

  5. Andrew H. Swinnerton Andrew H. Swinnerton says:


  6. Richard E Wyman Richard E Wyman says:

    Essential Assignment for any conductor or musician read the first 100 pages at least Very opinionated, daring, but informed expos

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