WHAT MAKES A CONDUCTOR?
'Conductors in Conversation' by Jeannine Wagar,
reviewed by KELLY FERJUTZ
Ever wondered what it takes to make a conductor? Well, if classical or concert music is a passion in your life, whether you're a musician or audience member (and both kinds are highly to be desired -- definitely needed and wanted) then you'll derive a great deal of enjoyment from this remarkable book. You'll understand a lot more about your musical life by the time you've finished reading it.
Conductors in Conversation - Interviews with Jeannine Wagar - Fifteen contemporary conductors discuss their lives and profession
Actually, if you're a student of music, especially in conducting or even just thinking about conducting) this book should be required reading because of all the marvelous insights into what makes a conductor -- and what makes a conductor tick? Who better to ask all the pertinent (and sometimes impertinent) questions and then tell about it than another conductor?
Copyright © 19 March 2006
Kelly Ferjutz, Cleveland USA