A recent post from Michael Hovnanian (Chicago Symphony, DePaul University, Discordia Music, and a Contrabass Conversations guest as well) reminded me of a post I wrote a while back called The Babbling Conductor. I wonder if the conductor I referenced (albeit in a roundabout way) ever found out about my post…
Michael’s post on wordy stick wavers:
Wordy conductors arrive at our concert hall carrying their verbiage like the penitent’s burden. Already looking at an uphill trek to Golgotha, the early music specialist ascending our podium might fair better lightening his load a bit. While it may be possible to teach an old dog new tricks, it is probably wise not to talk to him about about it.
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