Trailer à Inside Conducting (0) PDF by à Christopher Seaman

Trailer à Inside Conducting (0) PDF by à Christopher Seaman Having seen and heard Maestro Seaman at work for many years with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and having sung under his baton, I found this book absolutely delightful, funny and a real snapshot of his understanding of how an orchestra works with a conductor I shall always remember his dry sense of humor but in the same time, getting a message across to his players as well as the singers A must read book for every conductor s shelf 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 Is It Necessary For The Conductor To Play Every Instrument What About Interpretation What Happens At Rehearsals Why Do Some Conductors Thrash Around 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 And Easy To Consult Each Article Begins With An Anecdote Or Saying And Ends With Quotations From Musicians, Often Expressing Opposing Views There Are Many books On The Art Of Conducting, But None Like This Music Lovers Wondering What The Figure On The Podium Actually Does, And Aspiring Conductors Eager To Learn About The Art And Craft Of Leading An Orchestra, Will All Treasure This Wise Yet Humorous Book Christopher Seaman Has Been Successful At Both Ends Of The Baton After Four Years As Principal Timpanist Of The London Philharmonic Orchestra, He Was Appointed Principal Conductor Of The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra And Has Enjoyed A Busy International Conducting Career For Over Forty Years He Is Now Conductor Laureate For Life Of The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York, And He Continues To Bring Great Music And Wise Words To Audiences, Students, And Readers Around The World My friend is a conductor of a symphony and I wanted to understand his role better, but was afraid of asking a stupid question So I bought this book and it is incredibly good at describing all of the parts that go into being a good conductor Very easy and fast read I am familiar with the music terms, but someone who is not could get context clues or google them while reading the book The writer is a strong musician, but I think he was blessed with writing skills, as well Recommended for jr high up.

When we attended concerts of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Maestro Seaman s home in recent years, we always made it a point to go to his pre concert chats because they were so informative, charming, and witty His book reflects that same personality If you ever wanted to know what a conductor actually does both on and off stage, this book will reveal all I m not a musician, don t read music, and so the occasional musical references as reflected in excerpts of scores were lost on me, but nevertheless I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves classical music Extremely entertaining and informative read.
Having studied classical music myself and having once dreamed of becoming a conductor, I enjoyed this book immensily I thuroughly enjoyed the peeks inside a conductors activities I also enjoyed the series of quotes at the end of each chapter pertaining to that particular chapter topic I think the organization of the material worked well.
This book is not a textbook I gather from a couple of the negative reviews that they were expectingintellectual rigor While I do think that some of the insights were educational, this book isn t likely to be assigned in conducting classes.