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The Man with the Baton - The Story of Conductors and Their Orchestras David Ewen

The Man with the Baton - The Story of Conductors and Their Orchestras

David Ewen

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9781406733570
Paperback
420 pages
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THE MAN WITH THE BATON The Story of Conductors and Their Orchestras DAVID EWEN WITH AN XNTOOIWCTION BY SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Th re ate no had then r only bad cowluctors OtJSTAV THOMAS Y. CEOWELL COMPANY NEW COFOIOXIT, 1086 By THOMAS Y. CBOWKM, COM FAMoreTHE MAN WITH THE BATON The Story of Conductors and Their Orchestras DAVID EWEN WITH AN XNTOOIWCTION BY SERGE KOUSSEVITZKY Th re ate no had then r only bad cowluctors OtJSTAV THOMAS Y. CEOWELL COMPANY NEW COFOIOXIT, 1086 By THOMAS Y. CBOWKM, COM FA NIT All riffhta re ftrvfl L Wo part of fifth httnfe may h r0prodwod in any form w V7 hy rt vit wf r Who way quote brwf jMMQfft to a rwitw t, t bo printed in a magazine or To IT. R FOREWORD I SHOULD like to make It elear that it was not my intention in this book to discuss every prominent conductor of the past and present. My primary purpose, here, was to throw some light on the mysterious art of conducting and, with it, upon the greatest personalities that this art has produced, However, to discuss every name in baton history that has earned distinction would have cluttered these pages with repetitious material that would have bored the reader to tears. Therefore, I have followed the procedure of selecting from the mass of out standing conductors those who require special men tion either in lengthy chapters, in several pages or paragraphs cithers I have pointed to in passing There arc, to be sure, some eminent batomsts whose careers and art do not contribute any new material to our general thesis their omission from this book should not reflect unfavorably either upon their com petence or their importance CONTENTS 1 11 AFTER PAGE INTIIODUOTION, by Sorgo Koussovitzky ... 13 BOOK ONE INTRODUCTORY COMMKNTS HISTORICAL AND ANALYTICAL 1. TIIK CONDUCTOR INKTIUTMENT The fiympfiony Orchestra . . ......... 2 4 J I. Tin CoNimcrroit AHHITMKS ARTIHTK SKJNtKKANOK . . . ...... 08 III. WHAT IH TIUH Tame OAU W CONDUOTINCJ . 87 BOOK Two TIIK . FIRST DYNASTY I.VCJN Billow HANH RicirTicit MAHLKit . . . Ill II. u Tll lN OMlA1tAlU K NlKIflril ..... 127 III KAIU MUTK AM AMKUK AK TKAGKDY, . . 143 IV FKMX WKIXOAUYNKII, ...... 160 BOOK TiutKK BATONS OF OUR DAY I. ToHrANtNi .., ... 189 II. HTOKOWHXI, , . 107 HI. Ko iiwKvn7xy, ..., .... 227 IV A lIUHtl jr DlHTiNCHtHHEU llIKHTH . 2 tl V THIS DAWN OK TICK iot ., 270 VL BATON KxiuttiTtoxiKM .. 270 .., . 205 M .. 857 ...... 868 ft LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS Koussevitzky Conducting ...... Frontwpwc Sir Thomas Beecham ..., , ., , 44 Walter Damrosch ...... .. 60 Hans von Bxilow ... w .., ...., 112 Hans Kichter . . . . ....... . . 118 Gustav Mahler ....., ... 122 Artur Nikisch ....., ., . 128 Karl Muck ..... ......... 1 44 Felix Wemgartner ...., . 160 Arturo Toscanini - ., , . 170 Toscaninx During a Rehearsal, .., w 100 Leopold Stokowski ...... . ., , 198 Leopold Stokowski . ...... . . 210 Serge Koussevitflky ., .., .... 22B Willem Mcngelberg ......, 244 Clemens Krauss . . . . . . 2 J4 Bruno Walter ..., ........ 200 Wilhelm Furtwftnglcr ....., .. 206 Werner Jansson . 270 Josfi Iturbi ...., .., .... 274 Otto Kkmperer .., ., ..., , 202 Eugene Goossens ..., ..., . 81 jj Erich KMber . . . . . t, J20 Hans Lange ...., ., , 024 Eugene Ormandy ., ..... . ., 8JJO Artur Rod Inski ....., ., 10 INTRODUCTION By Serge Koussevitzky