The Silent Musician

Why Conducting Matters

Mark Wigglesworth
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A unique insight into a conductor's world.

A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions:

'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you?'

'Do you really make any difference to the performance?'

'Are the musicians even watching you?'

The Silent Musician is not a manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do, and why they matter.

Author bio:

Mark Wigglesworth has been conducting for thirty years, working with over a hundred orchestras and collaborating with many of the world's finest orchestra musicians, soloists, singers, and directors in venues ranging from Vienna's Musikverein to New York's Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House to the Hollywood Bowl, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to the Metropolitan Opera, New York. He has written articles for The Guardian and The Independent, made a six-part BBC TV series entitled 'Everything to Play For,' and recorded a highly acclaimed cycle of Shostakovich symphonies. In 2017 he won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Category: Music
ISBN: 9780571337910
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Pub Date: January 2020
Page Extent: 272
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Music

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