For all you conducting dorks out there-
The New Yorker has a piece this week by Justin Davidson on the art of conducting. As an added bonus, they’ve posted a very good video piece to accompany it. Those of you who know the “Art of Conducting” films well will recognize a number of the clips, but the commentary is a nice addition. Especially good is the slow-motion of Karajan doing Heldenleben.
Speaking of the New Yorker, a thank you is in order to Alex Ross, classical critic of the New Yorker, for adding a link to this page from his blog The Rest is Noise. Alex was Gramophone’s first classical blogger of the month.