Grammar of Conducting A Comprehensive Guide to Baton Technique and Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0028722213

ISBN-13: 9780028722214

Edition: 3rd 1995 (Revised)

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THE GRAMMAR OF CONDUCTING: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BATON TECHNIQUE AND INTERPRETATION provides a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and practical concerns of leading an orchestra. The text proceeds from basic conducting patterns to sophisticated explorations of performance and rehearsal techniques.
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Book details

List price: $220.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/25/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 481
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

MICHAEL and JANE STERN are contributing editors to Gourmet,where they write the James Beard Awardndash;winning monthly column"Roadfood." They also do a weekly "Two for the Road" segment for TheSplendid Table on public radio. Their Web site, www.roadfood.com, wasnamed the best Internet food site by PC Magazine, Forbes, and Yahoo.com.In 1992 they received a James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award andwere inducted into the Who"s Who of Food and Beverage in America.

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Basic Techniques
The Neutral-Legato Pattern (4-Beat)
Staccato Patterns (4-beat)
The Expressive-Legato Pattern (4-Beat)
Starting on Counts Other Than the First Count
The 3-Beat
The 2-Beat
The 1-Beat
Dynamics and Articulation
Starting After the Count
The 6-Beat
Subdivision
Number of Beats in a Measure
5-Time, 7-Time, and Other Asymmetric Time Patterns
Applications
Ritardando and Accelerando
The Marcato Pattern
Rests
The Tenuto Pattern
Different Uses for Basic Patterns
Holds
Accents and Syncopation
Phrasing
Changes of Meter and Tempo
Application of Baton Technique
Free Style
Execution and Performance
Achieving Complete Physical Control
On Preparation in General
Score Study and Preparation of Orchestra Materials
Rehearsal Techniques
Conduction Opera
Conduction Choral Works with Orchestra
Interpretation and Style
Aspects of Interpretation
Choice of Tempo
Aspects of Performance Practice
Aspects of Musical Style
Recollections and Reflections: On Education, Conducting, and a Conductor''s Life in Our Time
Discussion of Complete Works or Movements
Wagner''s Instructions Regarding the Performance of Two of His Overtures
Carl Maria von Weber, Overture to Oberon
The First Violin Part of Mozart''s Symphony No. 35 in D Major (K.385), Marked for Performance
Recommended Reading General Index
Index of Figures and Works
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