Our year-end wrap-up!
Put this one in the “Bizarre Conducting Stuff” category. Close to 100 conductors attempt to break a world record. Where? How? WHY? Watch the videos and all will be revealed!
Silas Nathaniel Huff previews a rarity – a newly-published work by Richard Strauss. Lost to history for a century, this “quirky little piece” will be fascinating for all die-hard Strauss fans.
David Sawtelle previews Diane Wittry’s “Beyond The Baton: What Every Conductor Needs to Know.”
Maestro Herbert Blomstedt gives a candid, in-depth interview on the occasion of his receiving the Conductors Guild Max Rudolf Award.
Incoming Conductors Guild President James Allen Anderson reviews a new book about the “Adagio for Strings” by Samuel Barber. Is it REALLY the “saddest music ever written?” Mr. Anderson helps you decide.
Book Review: Introduction to the Orchestra Conducting Technique in accordance with the School of Ilya Musin
Another conducting textbook! Do you need it on your bookshelf? Silas Nathaniel Huff weighs in Ennio Nicotra’s new conducting handbook.
As both a player and conducting workshop coordinator, Conductors Guild Executive Director Amanda Burton Winger has seen a host of conductors try to get off on the right foot when stepping in front of an ensemble. Here are some of her impressions.
Enjoy the latest releases to Podium Notes!
Recorded live at the 2008 Annual Conference of the Conductors Guild, the panel discussion “Music in the Media” touches upon the state of music criticism and the relevance of symphonic music in contemporary society.