Essays — Contents

Essays The Maxime Principle: Thoughts on the origin of dynamic markings Tenuto and Fermata: Rebels Against the Tyranny of Notation On the Significance of the Title The Conductor and his…

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How to teach emotion

All aspects of music performance—composing, repertoire selection, programming, rehearsal technique, conducting and baton technique, recording—should stem from this fundamental truth. Unfortunately, when conducting our ensembles we rarely get to the…

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Question Nr. 22

With 500 TV channels, movies and sporting events beyond counting, should it be the school system's job to provide the public with more entertainment?

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Question Nr. 20

Every musician knows that the purpose of music is to communicate feelings to the listener. But this is first communicated in the choice of repertoire.

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Question Nr. 18

Porphyry recalled that Pythagoras (580–500 BC) allowed no one to become a friend or associate without first being examined in facial expression and disposition.

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Question Nr. 17

Pythagoras (580-500 BC) has been judged by Walther Kirchner (1960) as "one of the most outstanding mathematicians of all times," but by Heraclitus (c. 500 BC) as "the chief captain of swindlers."

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