Death of a widely referenced conductor, 86main
The American conductor David Daniels, who was music director for 36 years in Michigan and taught at Oakland University, was best known as the author of Daniels’ Orchestral Music (5th ed. 2015, Rowman & Littlefield), possibly the most-thumbed maestro and manager reference book.
It says on the website: ‘You can browse the classical repertoire from Karl Friedrich Abel to Ellen Taffee Zwilich and find basic information on composers and instrumentation plus inspiration for advanced programming.’
So that’s how it’s done.