Started by vers la flamme, May 16, 2023, 07:11:57 PM
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Quote from: Cato on May 17, 2023, 03:49:45 PMknew a guy in high school, one of those who assumed that he was one of the Smart Kids: he once asserted that Pierre Boulez had written Planet of the Apes and The Bridge Over the River Kwai.
Quote from: Florestan on May 18, 2023, 11:08:20 AMWell, the difference between Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle is not that big for an American kid, is it?
Quote from: Cato on May 18, 2023, 11:21:04 AMWell, after all, it's French! Who knows about spelling? Like in English! It's just kind of random: "Go Ghoti!"
Quote from: relm1 on May 17, 2023, 05:54:41 AMI've come to learn Antol Dorati was also a composer. Also, just because a composer conducts their music doesn't mean they are good conductors. They are separate skills and being very good at one doesn't automatically make you good at the other. They are mostly competent but standing in front of a great orchestra, it's actually hard to make them sound bad. The real test is if the conductor can add or elevate what they would do otherwise. In a conducting masterclass, the pro ensemble demonstrated what they sound like playing without any conductor and it was damn good. A student conductor came up to lead them on the same work and they sounded less convincing. You could also see that most players were ignoring the conductor and following the concertmaster who had his eyes glued on the conductor.
Quote from: San Antone on May 17, 2023, 12:06:26 PMBenjamin Britten had an active career as a conductor, as has Thomas Adés, Gyorgy Kurtag, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Quote from: Roy Bland on May 18, 2023, 09:25:31 PMHighly reccomended
Quote from: vers la flamme on May 20, 2023, 09:40:20 AMAnother (living) example: Emil Tabakov.
Quote from: Atriod on May 21, 2023, 09:55:05 AMHave you heard his symphony cycle, if so what did you think?
Quote from: Mapman on May 16, 2023, 07:58:55 PMI've hear of Furtwängler's music, but haven't listened yet. I wasn't aware of music by the other conductors you listed, but it's not surprising given the amount of conductors who composed, e.g Gielen, Skrowaczewski, Svetlanov. I've heard some of Svetlanov's music which is interesting with some Spanish influence.Also there's another very famous (and fabulous) composer-conductor: Bernstein!
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