December 8, 2023
Leonard Slatkin is pleased to announce that his latest book, Eight Symphonic Masterworks of the Twentieth Century: A Study Guide for Conductors, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield on March 5, 2024 and is now available for pre-order. The essays provide an almost bar-by-bar analysis of the scores, detailing the decisions the conductor must make prior to stepping onto the podium, during rehearsals, and in performance to bring these works to life. Slatkin intends to open up the world of score study to those interested in expanding their knowledge of these masterworks and learning more about the complexities of the conductor’s craft. This volume is the first in a series; a second book focused on nineteenth-century works will be released later in 2024.