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The Resource The silent musician : why conducting matters, Mark Wigglesworth

The silent musician : why conducting matters, Mark Wigglesworth

Label
The silent musician : why conducting matters
Title
The silent musician
Title remainder
why conducting matters
Statement of responsibility
Mark Wigglesworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The conductor--tuxedoed, imposingly poised above an orchestra, baton waving dramatically--is a familiar figure even for those who never set foot in an orchestral hall. As a veritable icon for classical music, the conductor has also been subjected to some ungenerous caricatures, presented variously as unhinged gesticulator, indulged megalomaniac, or even outright impostor. Consider, for example: Bugs Bunny as Leopold Stokowski, dramatically smashing his baton and then breaking into erratic poses with a forbidding intensity in his eyes, or Mickey Mouse in Fantasia, unwittingly conjuring dangerous magic with carefree gestures he doesn't understand. As these clichés betray, there is an aura of mystery around what a conductor actually does, often coupled with disbelief that he or she really makes a difference to the performance we hear. The Silent Musician deepens our understanding of what conductors do and why they matter. Neither an instruction manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting, the book instead explores the role of the conductor in noiselessly shaping the music that we hear. Writing in a clever, insightful, and often evocative style, world-renowned conductor Mark Wigglesworth deftly explores the philosophical underpinnings of conducting--from the conductor's relationship with musicians and the music, to the public and personal responsibilities conductors face--and examines the subtler components of their silent art, which include precision, charisma, diplomacy, and passion. Ultimately, Wigglesworth shows how conductors--by simultaneously keeping time and allowing time to expand--manage to shape ensemble music into an immersive, transformative experience, without ever making a sound [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wigglesworth, Mark
Dewey number
781.45
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML458
LC item number
.W54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conducting
  • Conducting
  • Dirigieren
  • Musik
  • Musiker
Label
The silent musician : why conducting matters, Mark Wigglesworth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shaping the invisible -- Conducting movements -- Conducting musicians -- Conducting music -- Conducting drama -- Conducting performances -- Conducting yourself
Control code
1051692245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 250 pages
Isbn
9780226622552
Lccn
2018042648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028986368
System control number
(OCoLC)1051692245
Label
The silent musician : why conducting matters, Mark Wigglesworth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shaping the invisible -- Conducting movements -- Conducting musicians -- Conducting music -- Conducting drama -- Conducting performances -- Conducting yourself
Control code
1051692245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 250 pages
Isbn
9780226622552
Lccn
2018042648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028986368
System control number
(OCoLC)1051692245

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