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by José Antonio Bowen

Free eBook The Cambridge Companion to Conducting (Cambridge Companions to Music) download ISBN: 0521821088
Author: José Antonio Bowen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (December 22, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 368
Category: Art and workmanship
Subcategory: Performing Arts
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The Cambridge Companion .has been added to your Cart. José Bowen's aim is to bridge the gap between textbooks on conducting and biographies of conductors through the combination of practical details with a fresh look at the musical, social, and economic history of conducting (pp. xvi-xvii).

Collection: The Cambridge Companions to Music. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions

Collection: The Cambridge Companions to Music. Recommend to librarian. The Cambridge Companion to Conducting. The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions. It is an unusually honest book about a secretive industry and managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives for the first time.

Each volume provides a carefully structured series of ed essays by leading authorities offering comprehensive coverage and indispensable reference material as well as absorbing reading matter. Critical studies of writings and analyses from Beethoven's day to ours are included, as well as a range of other relevant responses to the work, including compositions, recordings, images and film

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The book includes advice on how to conduct different types of groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and provides a substantial history of conducting as a study of national traditions

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Cambridge Companions to Music). It includes practical advice on how to conduct different groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and a history of conducting presented as a study of national traditions

Cambridge Companions to Music). It includes practical advice on how to conduct different groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and a history of conducting presented as a study of national traditions. Designed for the lay reader who wants an inside look at the world of conducting as well as for potential Written by many working conductors, this book considers all facets of musical conducting.

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José Antonio Bowen20 de noviembre de 2003. Cambridge University Press. In this wide-ranging inside view of the history and practice of conducting, analysis and advice comes directly from working conductors, including Sir Charles Mackerras on opera, Bramwell Tovey on being an Artistic Director, Martyn Brabbins on modern music, Leon Botstein on programming and Vance George on choral conducting, and from those who work closely with conductors: a leading violinist describes working as.

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Cambridge Companions to Music. Pizzicato 5 "Jose Bowen's aim is to bridge the gap between textbooks on conducting and biographies of conductors through the "combination of practical details with a fresh look at the musical, social, and economic history of conducting" (pp. xvi xvii).

The Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics form a book series published by Cambridge University Press. Each book is a collection of essays on the topic commissioned by the publisher. Topics Theatre History by David Wiles and Christine Dymkowski African American Theatre by Harvey Young Piers Plowman by Andrew Cole and Andrew Galloway. Cambridge Companions.

Written by many working conductors, this book considers all facets of musical conducting. It includes practical advice on how to conduct different groups (choral, opera, symphony, early music) and a history of conducting presented as a study of national traditions. Designed for the lay reader who wants an inside look at the world of conducting as well as for potential students, it is a revealing study about a secretive industry. Managers, artistic directors, soloists, players and conductors openly discuss their different perspectives in this comprehensive work.
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Ericaz
This a book with chapters by many notable conductors and those connected with such. I learned a lot about the inner world of conducting and managing from reading this. Actually, only two chapters deal with any specifics of executing music those being by Raymond Holden on orchestral conducting and Vance George, who systematically gets into the use of consonants and vowels in articulating choral parts. The excellent chapter by Charles Barber was unusually perceptive where he said that any unnecessary words from the podium are nails in the coffin. My experience is having played violin and viola intermittently over a 35 year period in a major orchestra, civic symphonies and as a student at Indiana University. I especially appreciated The Rise of Conducting by J. Bowen in Part II History. Joseph Silverstein even contributed some insight into playing as a soloist under renown conductors although I have heard some criticisms of Eugene Ormandy from career musicians. Bob Ripley, a former cellist in the Boston Symphony and Cleveland, contributed some interesting remarks about his experiences playing in an orchestra and under many famous conductors. I have a lot of respect for Harold Farberman as a teacher and performer of the subject, who is now at Bard College. He enjoys a better reputation today than the notorious six conductors of the 50s-70s: Izler Solomon-Indianapolis Symphony; Dr. Hans Schweiger-Kansas City Philharmonic; Donald Johanos-Dallas Symphony; Werner Torkanovsky-New Orleans Philharmonic; Benjamin Swalin-North Carolina Symphony; Walter Hendl-Dallas Symphony and former director of Eastman. The final chapter and word is by Leon Botstein, who delves into the future of producing concerts and criticizes programs that only feature the war horses and little of the great music of the past.
Charyoll
I had effectively rated it 5 star before I ordered it. I had the book as a 'borrowed item' form my local public library and I got sick of renewing it, so now I have my own copy. Thank you! Sorry, I forgot to add a note about the (physical) quality of the book - excellent.
Welen
Full disclosure: I wrote one of the chapters (see the TOC below for detail -I can't figure out how to put my name in the "public nickname" slot at Amazon). But I don't get paid royalties as far as I know, and I don't mind if you skip my chapter when you get the book - I did! (Haven't had the courage to read it yet.) I mention all this to be upfront, and not use a pseudonym on Amazon - a common practice by authors, I've heard.
I'm writing because I read the book (the parts by everyone else) and feel too enthusiastic to keep quiet about it. I literally couldn't put the book down. When I received my copy, I stayed up way past my bedtime reading it, ignoring sleepiness and the fact that I had to go to work the next morning. If you are at all interested in the topic, I don't know of anything of its type that's richer or more engaging. Don't assume that it's another collection of academic papers; instead it has insights not only from scholars but also from conductors (e.g., Mackerras), orchestral players, record producers, and managers. To give you an idea and help you determine if this book would interest you, here's the table of contents, with my short notes on a few chapters - ande they all deserve comment, but I will leave that to others:
Part I. Practice:
1. The technique of conducting - Raymond Holden
2. Conductors in rehearsal - Charles Barber [conductor, archivist of conducting films, so this has details on historical greats like Furtwaengler]
3. Studio conducting - Michael Haas [producer of Solti and Abbado recordings- fascinating information about their recordings and why conducting in the studio, which is what most of us hear in our CD collections, is so different from conducting in concert]
4. The conductor and the soloist - Joseph Silverstein [he's outstanding both as a conductor and a soloist, and former concertmaster at Boston so he played with many greats; again, a lot of interesting stuff]
5. Choral conducting - Vance George [SF chorus master, great choral conductor, very useful]
6. Opera conducting - Sir Charles Mackerras [need I say more?]
7. The orchestra speaks - Robert L. Ripley [played in Cleveland and Boston SOs for many years. Great chapter! A lot of detail about famous conductors and what they did well or badly in working with orchestras.]
Part II. History: [as good a history as I've seen. It really clarifies the context out of which such apparently unique figures as, say, Toscanini arose.]
8. The rise of conductors - José Antonio Bowen
9. The central European tradition - José Antonio Bowen and Raymond Holden
10. The French tradition - David Cairns
11. The Italian tradition - Michael Rose
12. The American tradition - José Antonio Bowen and David Mermelstein
13. The English tradition - Stephen Johnson
14. The Russian tradition - David Nice
Part III. Issues:
15. The conductor as Artistic Director - Bramwell Tovey [if you're aware of his work you will need no further encouragement]
16. Women on the podium - Michelle Edwards
17. Conducting early music - Bernard Sherman [that's me]
18. Training conductors - Harold Faberman [Perhaps America's leading teacher of conductors; his own book on conducting technique is outstanding]
19. The composer/conductor and modern music - Martyn Brabbins
20. Managers and the business of conduction - Stephen Wright
21. The future of conducting - Leon Botstein.[Again - need I say more? Fascinating chapter by this extraordinary conductor/scholar/university president.]
Malodred
I have very much enjoyed reading this book, and I have recommended it to all my friends who are interesting in studying conducting.