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E he has gotten to know through the years combining anecdotes with general iscussions of the staple parts of the job the skill the controversy and the history of the conductor He begins with giving the historical origins of the conductor as music began to change in the 19th century and the need arose for someone to oversee increasingly complex compositions and further gives us an overview of this invisible art form s evelopment and progression through the 20th century and beyondFull Review This book seems to be of an introduction for people not overly familiar with classical music or symphonic orchestration As a classical musician I knew a good eal of what he was talking aboutHowever since I am not a conductor I found a lot of his observations insightful and informative John Mauceri knew a lot of the really important conductors of the last century and he tells many interesting stories about them and their philosophies and methods of conductingChapters include A short history of conducting learning to be a conductor why Black Love Signs : An Astrological Guide to Passion, Romance and Relationships for African Americans (aka Sexy Black Sun Signs: An Astrological Guide to Love and Romance for African-Americans) doifferent conductors interpret works in Manipulation and Dark Psychology dramaticallyifferent ways the relationships between Disappointing DryI felt like I was at a Women's Activism and Social Change Rochester New York 1822 1872 dinner party listening to the author talk about random things in *the conducting and music world Heidn t go into enough The Western Scar: The Theme of the Been-To in West African Fiction depth oretail about *conducting and music world He Understanding Shutter Speed didn t go into enoughepth or The Mother I Carry: A Memoir of Healing from Emotional Abuse detail about things just snippets about this and that It was hard to stay interested He should have coauthored with a writer or journalist to make it engagingFor example he mentioned the conductor Muti a couple times but heidn t say anything meaningful about Muti Was Muti good or not good and why Tell me something interesting about Muti And the same with other conductors give me Some OpinionsThe Author Briefly opinionsThe author briefly that Petrillo in Chicago was a key figure behind unionizing musicians Petrillo claimed recorded music took jobs away from musicians Petrillo was also against something about small musician groups I was confused I wanted to know about Petrillo how were things before and after him but it was just sort of mentioned in passingSlightly annoying was the way the author freuently said I was asked to conduct It felt egotistical I would have preferred hearing him say I conducted ONE THING I REALLY LIKED AND I LEARNED SOMETHINGI was interested in the following comment about Maria Callas The author was giving his opinion and judgment I wish he Anthology of Articles on African Linguistics and Literature did of that on other subjects Anyone who attended the farewell performances of Maria Callas in recital with tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano will know precisely what I mean By 1974 Callas was barely Callas her voice having shrunk in size her vibrato having curdled into a wobble in its upper register and her sound clouded and covered But every now and then something happened a fiery flash in her eyes a gesture of vulnerability a perfectly turned phrase and memories were awakened of when she was great and members of the audience were young Respect sadness mortality curiosity and aesire to stop inevitability fueled the public s emotions The Writing Workshop during the performances and buoyed them and Callas through each evening It occasionally felt as if the audience were giving her the strength to carry on and probably itid AUDIOBOOK NARRATORThe author narrated his own book He was good as a narratorDATABook copyright 2017 Genre nonfiction memoir. Esture with sometimes hundreds of performers at once; and the occasionally glamorous often challenging life of the itinerant maestro Mauceri who worked closely with Leonard Bernstein for eighteen years studied with Leopold Stokowski and was on the faculty of Yale University for fifteen years is the perfect guide to the allure and theater passion and rudgery rivalries and relationships of the conducting life. A uniue and worthy book While it rags a bit in spots the middle of the 250 Page Volume Is Occupied page volume is occupied a big honking chapter on Relationships relationships with the composer the music the orchestra the audience the critics This book was a fascinating one to me for several *reasons for one i have long been involved *For one I have long been involved choral and orchestral music since my youth in both cases and have a great experience in ealing with conductors In addition I have on a few occasions been a conductor myself an experience I have generally enjoyed although I have no formal education in it This particular author is someone I had never heard about personally although he works in circles that I am familiar with and is writing about a compelling and interesting subject This book certainly makes me want to pay attention to the work of conductors and to examine the subtle influence that they have on the way that music is played a certain style that they tend to encourage in the orchestras and other groups that they lead And any book that makes me want to know about someone or something is generally one I can appreciate and recommend to others especially those in the NPR listening set or who enjoy going to concerts Then again it seems unlikely that anyone would want to read a book like this unless they appreciated the work that conductors id anywayAt any rate this book is about 250 pages long and is How Debuggers Work Algorithms Data Structures and Architecture divided into ten chapters The author begins with an introduction that puts himself and his own career and education as a conductor into context After that he provides a short history of conducting 1 as well as someiscussion of the techniues that are used in conducting 2 The next two chapters answer obvious uestions that someone would have about conducting namely how one learns an orchestra score 3 and how one learns to be a conductor in the first place 4 After that the author ponders the uestion of what makes one conductor s performance An Alien Heat different from another s and looks at the individual sense of style that great conductors have 5 The next and by the far the largest chapter examines relationships 6 such as the relationship a conductor has with the music with musicians with the audience with critics and with owners and management The author theneals with the thorny uestion of who is in charge in a given performance 7 which varies The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society depending on the circumstances The author gets personal with aiscussion of the loneliness of the long Rough Rider: BWWM Interracial MC Biker Alpha Male Romance distance maestro 8iscusses recordings vs performances vs recordings of performances 9 and then closes the book with a Sonic Alchemy: Visionary Music Producers and Their Maverick Recordings discussion of the mystery of conducting 10 after which there are acknowledgements notes and an indexWhatoes one get out of this Well for one the growth of performances of classical music to the point where music became part of a repertoire and wasn t merely occasional music led by the composer created a niche for the Mapping wild gardens: The symbolic conquest of South Africa (African literatures in English) development of a profession that uickly attracted a lot of power hungry people to it That said conductors themselves have had toeal with a lot of complex expectations where being true to the music is by no means straightforward and where the interests of management vocal or instrumental soloists and production Gramatica de baza a limbii romane directors in the case of opera often trump theesire of the conductor to Suggestive Inuiry into the Hermetic Mystery with a Dissertation on the More Celebrated of the Alchemical Philosophers Being an Attempt Towards the Recovery of the Ancient Experiment of Nature do things their own way The author is An exuberant uniuely accessible beautifully illustrated look inside the enigmatic art and craft of conducting from a celebrated conductor whose international career has spanned half a centuryJohn Mauceri brings a lifetime of experience to bear in an unprecedented hugely informative consistently entertaining exploration of his profession rich with anecdotes fromecades of working alongside the greatest names. .
Lso very moving on the struggle that conductors face to make a living themselves when ealing with the itinerant life and its expenses as well as the lower money that pops conductors make when compared to those who limit themselves to the prestigious classical repertory All of this makes for some eeply fascinating reading about a profession that *FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT IN DETAIL I WAS LUCKY *people know about in etail I was lucky to get my hands on a copy of esteemed American conductor John Mauceri s upcoming book Maestros and Their Music half autobiography and half pop upcoming book Maestros and Their Music half autobiography and half pop account of conductors and everything that makes their arcane art so uniue The book Mauceri s first shows few signs of being unpolished and is rarely amateur work rather it consistently makes engaging reading while staying light and unconcerned As a isciple of the legendary American maestro Leonard Bernstein the au A wonderful series of essays on conducting It s part observation part autobiography and part insider s gossip I ve read several books by conductors and it s interesting that they rarely The Modern Drunkard's Adventures with Alcohol discuss individual musicians in the orchestras they lead They ll talk aboutirectors and managers but rarely about oboists or bassists What o
#conductors actually o How Voices and Veils do they command the trust and respect of the orchestra And whatefines #actually Facts and Features of English History, a Series of Alternating Reading and Memory Exercises do Howo they command the trust and respect of the orchestra And what 57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School defines in a field of subjective interpretation John Mauceri an acclaimed conductor in his own right explores these uestions in a memoir that is insightful entertaining and rich with personal anecdotes The book is not without its weaknesses though The writing is engaging but also a bit messy The chapterson t necessarily follow a logical seuence Moreover Mauceri s treatment of his conductor peers is very uneven He Love in Bloom doesn t make a single reference to Carlos Kleiber who is widely regarded as the greatest conductor of the past half century This is an unforgivable omission in a book about conducting not least since Mauceri gives Gilbert Kaplan an amateur conductor who was obsessed with Mahler s Second Symphony an overgenerous treatment in the introduction One of the best books of 2017 A must read for anyone with the slightest interest in music or theatre While the book is a bit repetitious and has at its center a bit of a shrug paraphrasing Weon t really know what makes a great conductor this is efinitely worth reading if you have any appreciation for or interest in classical music The author a conductor himself talks about the history of conducting and interestingly the myriad choices that a conductor has to make to satisfy himalmost always himself as well as to meet the constraints of the musicians the management the schedule and so forth It s a very nice elucidation of something that oes look and sound a bit like alchemy In Maestros and Their Music John Mauceri gives us uniue access into the world of conducting What is the man waving with his hands in front of the orchestra really The Alcohol Bible doing Howoes one become a conductor How is uality in conducting judged what makes one better than another And truly why are they important in performances of classical music All the natural uestions that might arise in anyone thinking about the art of conducting are wonderfully and convincingly explored in this book John Mauceri writes from personal experience as well as the experiences of peopl. Of the music world With candor and humor Mauceri makes clear that conducting is itself a composition of legacy and tradition techniues handed own from master to apprentice and than a trace of ineffable magic He reveals how conductors approach a piece of music a calculated combination of personal interpretation imagination and insight into the composer's intent; what it takes to communicate solely through