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The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters 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. 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. 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. 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 A thoughtful and perceptive discussion of all aspects of the conductors role Worthwhile reading for any lover of classical music. The conductor tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor Consider, for example Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, dramatically smashing his baton and then breaking into erratic poses with a forbidding intensity in his eyes, or Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, unwittingly conjuring dangerous magic with carefree gestures he doesn t understand As these clichs betray, there is an aura of mystery around what a conductor actually does, often coupled with disbelief that he or she really makes a difference to the performance we hear The Silent Musician deepens our understanding of what conductors do and why they matter Neither an instruction manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting, the book instead explores the role of the conductor in noiselessly shaping the music that we hear Writing in a clever, insightful, and often evocative style, world renowned conductor Mark Wigglesworth deftly explores the philosophical underpinnings of conducting from the conductor s relationship with musicians and the music, to the public and personal responsibilities conductors face and examines the subtler components of their silent art, which include precision, charisma, diplomacy, and passion Ultimately, Wigglesworth shows how conductors by simultaneously keeping time and allowing time to expand manage to shape ensemble music into an immersive, transformative experience, without ever making a sound

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  • The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters
  • Mark Wigglesworth
  • Inglés
  • 21 March 2017
  • 022662255X

About the Author: Mark Wigglesworth

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