Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras

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How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressive possibility by their maestros, or flabbergasted that someone who doesn't even make a sound should be elevated to demigod-like status by the public. This is the first book to go inside the rehearsal rooms of some of the ...

Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras 2014, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571240487

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Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras 2012, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571240470

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