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Author Slatkin, Leonard.

Title Conducting business : unveiling the mystery behind the maestro / Leonard Slatkin.

Publication Info. Milwaukee, WI : Amadeus Press, 2012.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  MT85.S53 2012    Available  ---
Description xvi, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Conducting an orchestra is something that is seen as well as heard, but it is quite misunderstood. People may wonder, "What does this person actually do for a living?" This most mysterious of jobs is brought to life in this book. Drawing on his own experiences on and off the podium, Leonard Slatkin tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. He takes the reader to soundstages in Hollywood as well as great concert halls and opera pits around the globe. Slatkin recounts his controversial appearance at the Metropolitan Opera, his creation and direction of summer music festivals, and a shattering concert experience that took place four days after 9/11. Discussions of work in the recording studio and life on the road as well as health issues confronting the conductor provide an insider's glimpse into this private world.--From publisher description.
Contents Praeludium -- Bug bites -- Life before life -- Growing up Slatkin -- Some of that jazz -- Turning point -- Listening with your eyes -- Walter Susskind -- Juilliard -- Jean Morel -- What the composer tells us -- Second banana -- A career begins -- A life in the year -- John Edwards and David Hyslop -- Keeping it all together -- Playing for keeps -- Running the ship -- Leonard Bernstein -- Alice and the Carter affair -- As the world turned -- Days and nights at the opera -- Everybody dies -- Hitting the road -- Summertime and the livin' is complicated -- 9/15 -- Two more weeks at the opera -- Heart and sole -- One strike and they're out -- Ten essential decisions -- Ten FAQs.
Subject Slatkin, Leonard.
Slatkin, Leonard.
Conductors (Music)
Conductors (Music)
Music trade.
Music trade.
ISBN 9781574672046