[download] The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters Author Mark Wigglesworth – Andy-palmer.co.uk

The Silent Musician: Why Conducting Matters A thoughtful and perceptive discussion of all aspects of the conductors role Worthwhile reading for any lover of classical music. The Conductortuxedoed, Imposingly Poised Above An Orchestra, Baton Waving Dramaticallyis 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 Doesnt 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 HearThe 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 Conductingfrom The Conductors Relationship With Musicians And The Music, To The Public And Personal Responsibilities Conductors Faceand Examines The Subtler Components Of Their Silent Art, Which Include Precision, Charisma, Diplomacy, And Passion Ultimately, Wigglesworth Shows How Conductorsby Simultaneously Keeping Time And Allowing Time To Expandmanage To Shape Ensemble Music Into An Immersive, Transformative Experience, Without Ever Making A Sound


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