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Oct 18, 2023

"The conductor of an orchestra doesn't make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful." --Benjamin Zander

The Art of Conducting

"The mantra of my old teacher Jorma Panula the great Finnish conductor was always: help, but dont get in the way. I think a really good conductor works on a level that the musicians are not even consciously aware of. Its the Taoist principle of leading without leaving a trace. Under great conductors, the musicians will feel totally free." British conductor James Lowe talks about the nature of music, and the influence of the Tao Te Ching on his work...

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