Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Nine: The Use of Your Body to Indicate DynamicsRead more
June 15, 2017
In this ninth installment of the Conducting School series, Maestro Slatkin delves into how the conductor conveys dramatic intensity and emotion by using the left hand and the rest of the body.
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