December 19, 2012
Gustavo Dudamel, music director at the LA Philharmonic.
In my recent The Podium Mystery blog (Sept. 17), I asked how conductors get their results — what it takes to create a great performance. Several replies to my blog pointed out very correctly that the main work of the conductor is not done in the concert, but rather in rehearsals.… Read the rest
September 17, 2012
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
How do some conductors achieve awe-inspiring results, while others seem to be mere traffic cops? Here’s an interesting NY Times article about how conductors do what they do, with attempts to analyze their techniques.… Read the rest