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Q&A Why do you need sheet music of John Cage's 4′33″ to perform it?

At 1:45, Kirill Petrenko has the paper score for 4'33" opened on his conductor stand. But use of sheet music feels guileful and uncandid for 4'33". Can't a competent conductor or musician "conduc...

1 answer  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 8mo ago by gmcgath‭

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Q&A Why does a conductor need to gesture and hand wave, to "conduct" John Cage's 4′33″?

At 0:24, as this comment correctly REaffirms Love how serious the conductor is, putting his hand up for all the time Kirill Petrenko starts his handwaving. Why? His handwaving and gestures fe...

0 answers  ·  posted 9mo ago by TextKit‭  ·  edited 9mo ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A Why do some composers gesticulate wildly, while others reserve their composure?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoZdwam7wgw is based on just one piece, Mahler's Symphony 2, and a sample size of one from which we can't conclude anything. But I've noticed these wildly different ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by elemtilas‭

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Q&A Why did Mravinsky refuse to conduct the premiere of Shostakovich's Thirteenth Symphony in 1962?

The emboldened sentence below isn't evidenced on Wikipedia. Is it true? If so, why? Yevgeny Mravinsky - Wikipedia The music of Dmitri Shostakovich was closely associated with Mravinsky, beginni...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭

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Q&A Why was Stravinsky alleged to be a lousy conductor?

I'm assuming that Stravinsky was healthy, could see and hear well, and had no personality disorders. How could a skilled composer like him be unskilled at conducting? Stravinsky as Pioneer of a Ne...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by TextKit‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Monica Cellio‭

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