From colors to solos, there is a world of opportunities that gives the conductor’s left hand a chance to create a technique that is really unique.
Which do orchestral players prefer: conductors who use a baton, or those who conduct with only their hands?
Why do some conductors think that conducting technique is superfluous? What if, instead of a simple set of rules, the music made the technique?
“If You Miss a Cue”: it was a pleasure to be a guest on Podium Time, a podcast for conductors from conductors, discussing the importance of imagination, the most important aspect of score study, and how we expect people to listen to concerts.
Any breath a conductor takes, any movement has an impact on the orchestra players and on their sound. This simple concept makes a real different when someone steps on the podium.
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