Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras

Music as Alchemy Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras How are conductors silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musician

  • Title: Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and Their Orchestras
  • Author: Tom Service
  • ISBN: 9780571240470
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How are conductors silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music lovers for centuries, from Toscanini to Karajan, from Carlos Kleiber to Gustavo Dudamel Orchestras can be inspired to the heights of musical and expressiveHow are conductors silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music lovers for centuries, from Toscanini to Karajan, from Carlos Kleiber to Gustavo Dudamel 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 most inspirational orchestral partnerships in the world It s the first to see how Simon Rattle works with his musicians at the Berlin Philharmonic, how Mariss Jansons deals with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, and how Claudio Abbado creates the world s most luxurious pick up band every year with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra From London to Budapest, Bamberg to Vienna, great orchestral concerts are recreated as a collection of countless human and musical stories The book reveals how the catalysts of place, time, and personal history are alchemised into the indelible magic of life changing performances.

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    • My mother is a classical music devotee. Me, not so much, I'm guessing it takes time and maturity to really get into music that requires your full atention and devotion like classical does. You can't just listen to it in the background while writing a review. But anyways, even though I don't know anything about musical technique (I tried, it wasn't for me), I was curious to read this book, to learn about the different styles of conducting the maestro use, even if I could never grasp the whole po [...]


    • Why should anyone pay attention to conductors and the way that they lead orchestras in the twenty-first century? Is the role of Maestro becoming a bit of an anachronistic holdover from the nineteenth century? What are some of the differences from today's leaders of orchestras vs. in past epochs?These were a few of the questions that I wanted to have answered when I first previewed "Music as Alchemy" on my Nook. Having completed the work, I can state that the book offers a wealth of discussion on [...]



    • Eight different conductors and their most impressive performances. The reason why a conductor can be even more important than the more talented musician in the orchestra and what does it conducting really implies. The most interesting for me were the chapter about Simon Rattle (because I live in Berlin and I had the pleasure of listening to his Berliners) and of course Claudio Abbado, because he was Italian.Otto differenti direttori d'orchestra e le loro memorabili performance. Le ragioni per cu [...]


    • You can only make music if you listen and cooperate - and this book is about how the conductor harnesses the energies of the group of musicians sitting in front of him (unfortunately still usually "him") to create a musical experience which can transform the lives of the listeners. There is a wealth of interesting (and even gossipy) detail, but in the end, it is impossible to nail down the conductor's art in words - after all, as Mahler said, if you could express it in words, you wouldn't need t [...]


    • Generally interesting is why i picked up this book from the library. I do not know too much about classical music, but I had at least heard of most of the orchestras in the book. There were some very interesting phases and a special credit is due for naming Susanna Mälkki, mentioning my hometown Lahti and following the rehearsals of a Sibelius piece. What drops the rating to only three stars is that I would've enjoyed showing more than tenuous explaining.




    • Fascinating, well written and insightful - though I am a conductor, and I reserve judgement on how interesting this would be to non-musicians.


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