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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Eight: Placement of the Orchestra

    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.

    Future lessons will be posted here, and will also be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.

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  • Slatkin and the DSO to Perform Beethoven’s Ninth

    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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MAY 2017

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.

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