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The composer's advocate : a radical orthodoxy for musicians

Author: Erich Leinsdorf
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, the author puts forward his theory that the role of the conductor is to discover, and then deliver upon, the intentions of the great composers for how they wanted their compositions to sound.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Leinsdorf
ISBN: 9780300024272 0300024274 9780300028874 0300028873
OCLC Number: 6446715
Description: viii, 216 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Knowing the score --
Knowing the composer --
Knowing what composers wanted --
Knowing musical tradition --
Knowing the right tempo : I --
Knowing the right tempo : II --
Knowing the conductor's role.
Responsibility: Erich Leinsdorf.

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In this work, the author puts forward his theory that the role of the conductor is to discover, and then deliver upon, the intentions of the great composers for how they wanted their compositions to sound.

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