A “real” conducting divertimento- the legendary composer-conductors

Before unveiling the hotly anticipated final 5 of our “Real” Top 20 Conductors, I thought it might be interesting to, er, milk the moment with a little divertimento or two. Regular Vftp contributor Peter Davison beat me to the punch on one topic:   “There’s another category to consider – composer-conductors. Britten was a fine […]

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Score Marking

I thought I might wade in and try to slightly de-mystify the question of score marking by conductors. Orchestral players and audiences alike can often be quite overwhelmed by, and even suspicious of, the complex systems of red and blue, circles, highlights and so on that appear in many conductors scores. Score marking has grown […]

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