In world renowned conductor and composer Gunther Schuller's highly provocative critique of modern conducting, he castigates many of this century's most venerates conductors for using the podium to indulge their own interpretive idiosyncrasies, rather than devote themselves to reproducing the composer's stated intentions. 937 music examples. 35 tables.... made demands on performers that were wholly new at the time (18th century) and foreshadowed much of modern performance. ... comes in a forte or in a piano passage, which will determine quite different grades of strength and expression for it.aquot; It is also of the utmost importance whether a succession of accents occurs in a passage proceeding in uniform ... an admonition mostly ignored by orchestras and conductorsa are in the first movement of Beethovena#39;s Fifth Symphony, mm.
|Title||:||The Compleat Conductor|
|Publisher||:||New York : Oxford University Press - 1997|