The Conductor's Art

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Carl Bamberger
Columbia University Press, 1965 - Music - 322 pages
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Of all practicing musicians, the conductor's job is the most mysterious. Pianists, singers have their own instruments. But just what does a conductor do besides beat time? He interprets a cmposer's work, as do other musicians, but his instrument is a group of highly individualistic instrumentalists whom he must mold into a cohesive entity and make express his ideas.

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The late Carl Bamberger was born and trained in Vienna and came to the United States in the thirties. He conducted extensively throughout Europe, South America, and Canada, as well as the United States, where he appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera, the NBC and CBS operas, the Marlboro festival and elsewhere and made many recordings. He was also a highly regarded teacher of conducting, and his students included Murray Perahia, Thomas Sherman, and Julius Rudel.

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