Tom Service

Tom Service



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“(Schoenberg himself, however, had no time for Adorno, complaining of his ‘pomposity’ and ‘oily pathos’,”
Tom Service, Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras

“counterintuitive notion that to best realise your musical intentions as a conductor, you have to set the frame of how the players work together – and then get out of the way. ‘That’s the hard thing,’ Rattle says, ‘that you have to learn to allow them to listen, and that means being less rather than more precise in your gestures.’ Just as the players infused themselves with Thomas Adès’s music, this is a process that comes from the ground up, from the roots of the music they’re playing, rather than being imposed on them by a stick-wielding technocrat. It’s a process that explains why the Berlin Philharmonic does not have a reputation as the most precise orchestra in the world. Rattle admits:”
Tom Service, Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras

“there is a famous bit of musical apocrypha that has Mravinsky cancelling a concert because he had already achieved the best possible result in the rehearsal.”
Tom Service, Music as Alchemy: Journeys with Great Conductors and their Orchestras

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