Maestro tips #1: ‘Make ’em think it’s their idea’

Maestro tips #1: ‘Make ’em think it’s their idea’


norman lebrecht

October 14, 2013

The veteran Rochester conductor Christopher Seaman gives away some tricks of the trade in his new book, Inside Conducting. Here’s a sample, trotted out in an Aussie broadcast. We’ll feature some more through the course of the week.


seaman inside conducting


  • Orpheus was formed in the 1970s by young musicians who wanted some creative control.

    “Many of us believed that joining a traditional orchestra would lead to a creative dead end because you’d be under the thumb of its conductor for the next 30 or 40 years,” Ronnie Bauch, 47, a violinist with Orpheus since 1974, told the magazine.

    Young musicians. No kidding…