Kelly Sedinger's Reviews > Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
Maestros and Their Music: The Art and Alchemy of Conducting
This book is AMAZING, and anyone who is the least bit interested in orchestral music should read it. Mauceri's book isn't exactly a memoir of his life as a conductor, although he does illuminate a lot of his points with examples from his own life and experiences. Mauceri explores the nature of the conductor's job, and what it demands to be a good one. He writes about how conducting developed, how conductors approach the music, how they relate to the individual musicians and to the concertgoing public, and even how they live lives of constant travel. His writing style is warm and conversational, but also erudite and infused with a deep love of his subject. Great book.
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