Mark Wigglesworth

writings - shaping the invisible

The Silent Musician ~ Why Conducting Matters

Pause for Thought: For Mozart the pause is a simple device employed to perfection.

Pros and Cons: Is it possible to be both professional and amateur at the same time?

Joining Hands: Applause is an essential part of the concert experience

Heartfelt Memories: Conducting without the score can be liberating if approached in the right way.

A Composer’s Conduct: Should a conductor follow a composer’s manuscript or his recordings when interpreting a work?

Sing or Swim: a game for ruthless music-lovers

Disengagement rings: Phones, coughs… but is it our right to request silence?

A Matter of Opinion: At what point does following the composer’s instructions become ‘interpretation’?

Passport to play: How do national characteristics affect music-making?

Et Nova et Vetera: What makes some works more popular than others?

JBWICK: The requirements for leadership.

Room to breathe: The relationship between the concert-goer and the concert hall.

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