Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Eight: Placement of the OrchestraRead more
May 15, 2017
In this month’s conducting lesson, Maestro Slatkin explains the placement of instruments in the orchestra relative to the conductor’s position onstage.
Slatkin and the DSO to Perform Beethoven’s NinthRead more
May 13, 2017
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform two unforgettable works in a weekend of concerts conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, including the famed “Ode to Joy” last movement, and John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man song cycle, inspired by the lyrics of Nobel Prize-winning musician and poet Bob Dylan.
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Extremely intense three weeks in the States, with a lot of hard work and results that made it all worthwhile.
With only one day to recover from jet lag, I launched into Mahler’s 10th Symphony with the DSO. Most of you probably know that this is the work that was left incomplete, as the composer died while writing the piece. Never mind that he was superstitious about Beethoven’s death following the German master’s 9th; Mahler left enough information via sketches for several editors to try their hands at conjecturing what this last work might have sounded like.