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The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters (English Edition) A Conductor Is One Of Classical Music S Most Recognizable Figures Many People Who Have Never Actually Been To An Orchestral Concert Have An Image Of What One Looks Like But Rarely Does Such A Well Known Profession Attract So Many Questions Surely Orchestras Can Play Perfectly Well Without You Do You Really Make Any Difference To The Performance This Book Is Not Intended To Be An Instruction Manual For Conductors, Nor Is It A History Of Conducting It Is For All Who Wonder What Conductors Actually Do Exploring The Relationships With The Musicians And Music They Conduct, And The Public And Personal Responsibilities They Face, Leading Conductor Mark Wigglesworth Writes With Engaging Honesty About The Role For Any Music Lover Curious To Know Whether Or Not The Profession Really Matters


6 thoughts on “The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters (English Edition)

  1. John V John V says:

    The book is divided into an introduction Shaping the Invisible , and 6 chapters, all of which I found fascinating Most relevant for me, as an orchestral musician, are chapters 1 3 about the physicality of conducting movements, and Mark s egalitarian approach in treating orchestral players as collaborators whose skills are acknowledged.Chapters 4 5 are equally fascinating, in re


  2. Jelopody Jelopody says:

    I thought this book was wonderful I originally bought it as a gift and had a dip in to see what it was like I couldn t put it down so ordered 2 It is very easy to read and you don t have to be a musician to understand It s a must for anyone interested in music.


  3. Michael Wilkinson Michael Wilkinson says:

    Mark Wigglesworth is one of today s very finest conductors but not always recognised as such This book of reflections demonstrates that he is one of the the most thoughtful and wise and he writes beautifully Recommended for every music lover, and anyone interested in human relations.


  4. Music Practitioner Music Practitioner says:

    This is a real master class of a book Wonderful musical wisdom and deep thought distilled into its essence and expressed simply and readably in a beautiful writing style Don t delay in ordering it it is well worth the few pounds


  5. little lady little lady says:

    As a musician this book meant a lot to me It is filled with sublime insights into music, art and life itself, and what it is to be a conductor Every orchestral player should read it.


  6. Algonquin Debris Algonquin Debris says:

    A thoughtful and perceptive discussion of all aspects of the conductors role Worthwhile reading for any lover of classical music.


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