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Inside conducting [electronic resource] / Christopher Seaman ; illustrations by Michael Richards.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781580468138 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1580468136 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9781580468305 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1580468306 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource.
  • Publisher: New York : Boydell & Brewer Group, 2013.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Available through EBSCO
Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Title; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART ONE: The Conductor's Mind; 1 Background; 2 Harmony; 3 Memory; 4 Perfect Pitch; 5 Training Conductors; 6 Youth Orchestras; PART TWO: The Conductor's Skills; 7 Balance; 8 Choral Works; 9 Concerto Accompaniment; 10 Ear; 11 Eye Contact; 12 Opera; 13 Rehearsing; PART THREE: The Conductor's Hands; 14 Baton; 15 Beat; 16 Behind-the-Beat Playing; 17 Directing from the Harpsichord; 18 Economy of Gesture, Cueing, Use of the Left Hand; PART FOUR: The Conductor and the Musicians; 19 Auditions; 20 Chamber Orchestras; 21 Chief Conductor; 22 Friend or Boss?
23 Orchestral Playing24 Role of Concertmaster; 25 Solos in an Orchestral Piece; 26 Stage Settings; PART FIVE: The Conductor and the Instruments; 27 Strings; 28 Winds; 29 Timpani and Percussion; PART SIX: The Conductor, the Composer, and the Score; 30 Composers; 31 Learning Scores, Interpretation; 32 Marking Parts; 33 Performance Practice; 34 Shape and Structure; 35 Tempo and Metronome; PART SEVEN: The Conductor and the Audience; 36 Addressing the Audience; 37 Applause, Platform Demeanor, Coughing; 38 Program Planning; PART EIGHT: The Conductor and "the Business"; 39 Career and Agents.
40 Critics41 Gender; 42 Guest Conducting; 43 Orchestra Managements; 44 Recording; 45 Travel and Packing; PART NINE: Inside the Conductor; 46 Concentration; 47 Control and Power; 48 Ego; 49 Languages; 50 Nervousness; 51 Our Heritage: Some Ancestors, and My Links with Them; Suggested Reading; Musical Example Credits; A Note on the Illustrations; Index of Conductors; Copyright.
Summary, etc.:
What does a conductor actually ""do""? How much effect does he or she have? Can the orchestra manage without one? Why don't the players look at the conductor more? Is it necessary for the conductor to play every instrument? What about interpretation? What happens at rehearsals? Why do some conductors ""thrash around"" more than others? Who's the boss in a concerto: the soloist or the conductor? These are some of the questions that receive lively and informative answers in this book by renowned conductor Christopher Seaman. Composed of short articles on individual topics, it is accessible.
Subject: Conducting.
Conductors (Music)
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / Theory
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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