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Author Slatkin, Leonard.

Title Conducting business : unveiling the mystery behind the maestro / Leonard Slatkin.

Imprint Milwaukee, WI : Amadeus Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Slatkin,L SLA    DUE 12-27-19
Description xvi, 311 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Praeludium -- The bug bites -- Life before life -- Growing up Slatkin -- Some of that jazz -- The turning point -- Listening with your eyes -- Walter Susskind -- The Juilliard -- Jean Morel -- What the composer tells us -- Second banana -- A career begins -- A life in the year -- John Edwards and David Hyslop -- Keeping it all together -- Playing for keeps -- Running the ship -- Leonard Bernstein -- Alice and the Carter affair -- As the world turned -- Days and nights at the opera -- Everybody dies -- Hitting the road -- Summertime and the livin' is complicated -- 9/15 -- Two more weeks at the opera -- Heart and sole -- One strike and they're out -- Ten essential decisions -- Ten FAQs.
Summary "Conducting an orchestra is something that is seen as well as heard, but it is quite misunderstood. People may wonder, "What does this person actually do for a living?" This most mysterious of jobs is brought to life in Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro. Drawing on his own experiences on and off the podium, Leonard Slatkin brings us into the world of the baton. He tells stories about some of the most fascinating people in the music world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. He takes the reader to soundstages in Hollywood as well as great concert halls and opera pits around the globe. Slatkin recounts his controversial appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, his creation and direction of summer music festivals, and a shattering concert experience that took place four days after 9/11. Discussions of work in the recording studio, life on the road, and health issues confronting the conductor provide an insider's glimpse into the private world of public figures"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Slatkin, Leonard.
Conductors (Music)
Music trade.
ISBN 1574672045

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