How do you choose a baton? Does the baton grip matter? Which do orchestral players prefer, conductors who use it, or those who do not?
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.
Pass the baton
10 chapters, 11 videos, practical exercises, and examples with scores: this video course produced for iClassical-Academy will show you, through a bar-by-bar analysis of excerpts ranging from Mozart to Mahler and Copland, how to build your own technique in the most logical and effective way.