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Title The Cambridge companion to conducting / edited by José Antonio Bowen.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.45 CAM    Available
Description xviii, 346 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Series Cambridge companions to music
Cambridge companions to music.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 324-340) and index.
Contents PART I. 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.
Subject Conductors (Music)
Added Author Bowen, José Antonio.
Added Title Conducting
ISBN 9780521527910 (paperback)
0521527910 (paperback)

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