Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras (Paperback)
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Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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How are conductors' silent gestures magicked into sound by a group of more than a hundred brilliant but belligerent musicians? The mute choreography of great conductors has fascinated and frustrated musicians and music-lovers for centuries. 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 - how Simon Rattle works 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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571240487
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 233 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 20 mm
Edition: Main

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