Saturday, February 04, 2017

The ideal conducting style

I have found a conductor whose podium style I like about as much as any I have seen. Some conductors' baton technique is far too flamboyant and indefinite (their beats are hard to follow). Others' beats are clear enough, but their manner is bland. Paavo Jarvi has a nice combination of both. He is vigorous and expressive in his manner, but his baton work is very clear. HERE he is conducting Shostakovich's magnificent 5th Symphony.

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