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The Cambridge Companion to Conducting

(Book - 2003)
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Written by many working conductors, this book considers all facets of musical conducting. It includes practical advice on how to conduct different groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and a history of conducting presented as a study of national traditions. Designed for the lay reader who wants an inside look at the world of conducting as well as for potential students, it is a revealing study about a secretive industry. Managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives in this comprehensive work.
Title: The Cambridge companion to conducting
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003
Characteristics: xviii, 346 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by José Antonio Bowen
Contents: Part 1, Practice.
The technique of conducting / Raymond Holden
Conductors in rehearsal / Charles F. Barber
Studio conducting / Michael Haas
The conductor and the soloist / Joseph Silverstein
Choral conducting / Vance George
Opera conducting / Sir Charles Mackerras
The orchestra speaks / Robert L. Ripley
Part II, History. The rise of conducting / José Antonio Bowen
The central European tradition / Jose Antonio Bowen, Raymond Holden
The French tradition / David Cairns
The Italian tradition / Michael Rose
The American tradition / José Antonio Bowen, David Mermelstein
The English tradition / Stephen Johnson
The Russian tradition / David Nice
Part III, Issues. The conductor as artistic director / Bramwell Tovey
Women on the podium / J. Michele Edwards
Conducting early music / Bernard D. Sherman
Training conductors / Harold Farberman
The composer-conductor and modern music / Martyn Brabbins
Managers and the business of conducting / Stephen Wright
The future of conducting / Leon Botstein
Summary: Written by many working conductors, this book considers all facets of musical conducting. It includes practical advice on how to conduct different groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and a history of conducting presented as a study of national traditions. Designed for the lay reader who wants an inside look at the world of conducting as well as for potential students, it is a revealing study about a secretive industry. Managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives in this comprehensive work.
Additional Contributors: Bowen, José Antonio
Alternate Title: Conducting
ISBN: 9780521527910
0521527910
9780521821087
0521821088
Branch Call Number: 781.45 C1782c 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-340) and index
Subject Headings: Conductors (Music) Conducting
Topical Term: Conductors (Music)
Conducting
LCCN: 2003043813
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