Conducting the Music, Not the Musicians

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Carl Fischer, 2002 - Conducting - 459 pages
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Conducting the Music, Not the Musicians is designed to focus on musical expression as it introduces basic technique through the concept of phrase conducting. In addition, cueing within the beat pattern is examined in detail. The examples and exercises progress to guided practice chorales and etudes and finally to full score rehearsal and guided performance. Many of the concepts conveyed in the text are directly from teachings of Pablo Casals (Henry Nowak) and Lucien Cailliet (Jerry Nowak). The emphasis is always on the conducting gestures as a way to reflect and convey an understanding of the music. Our internal imagery of the music should have all the appropriate phrase inflection needed for an expressive performance. That way, singing and playing of the music or the conducting gestures will be meaningful [Publisher description].

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Contents

Chapter 1 Preliminary Concepts
1
Chapter 2 Beat Patterns and Support Breathing
7
PART I Legato Style Cueing and Phrasing within the Beat PatternBaton Only
14
Two Three and Four Meter
23
Two Three
61
Chapter 6 FiveEight SevenEight SixEight NineEight and TwelveEight Meter
69
FiveEight SevenEight SixEight Nine Eight
75
Chapter 8 Five Six and Seven Meter
107
SECTION
254
Chapter 21 Phrasing
263
PART VI Score Preparation
309
Chapter 23 Ensemble Balance
327
Chapter 24 Aleatoric Music
333
Chapter 26 Preparations for a Longer Conducting Session
341
Problem Cause Solution
359
Section ThreeEnsemble Application MaterialsTwo Page
368

PART II Dynamics Articulations Pauses Hesitations and Variations in Tempo
125
Chapter 11 Ensemble Application Materials
137
Chapter 12 Pauses Hesitations and Variations in Tempo
159
Chapter 13 Ensemble Application Exercises
165
PART III Basic Craft for the Left Hand
191
Chapter 15 Ensemble Application Exercises
199
PART IV Variations in Groupings within the Pattern Changing Meter and Special
223
Chapter 18 Conducting in Special Situations
247
Chapter 29 Legato
369
Chapter 30 Rubato
401
Chapter 31 Animated
415
Chapter 32 Varied Styles
431
APPENDIX
447
Resource Materials
453
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