To my mind and ear, there is simply nothing that compares to the musical sophistication of a late Beethoven, Bartok, Schubert or Brahms work for minimal forces.
The conductor is the artistic leader and sometimes cultural arbiter of his or her community. It is their leadership that is looked to and should anything go wrong, they are the persons taking most of the heat.
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The life of any musician really doesn’t fall into a normal schedule at all. Every week there are different rehearsals, different days and nights of performances, so we don’t have a particular pattern that we can follow. For a conductor, it is a little bit worse because we have to allow for traveling.
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Leonard Edward Slatkin is an American conductor and composer.His conducting debut came in 1966 when he became artistic director and conductor of the award-winning New York Youth Symphony, and in 1968, Walter Susskind named him the assistant conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He stayed there until 1977, when he was made music advisor of the New Orleans Symphony.
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