Conductors as we know them first appeared in the late classical period, but there had been other types of conductor before that.
The first attempt to keep an orchestra's timing together was trialled in ancient Greece, where the 'conductor' beat the time with a stick, holding the orchestra together. The renaissance saw a return of this idea, where an individual could strike the floor with a stick or their foot, or in some cases tap a book, to keep time. Jean-Baptiste Lully died as a result of this practice. He was conducting a performance celebrating a return from an illness he had, when he accidentally hit his foot with a conducting rod. The wound became infected and he died. In the Baroque period it became more common for a harpsichordist or (rarely) a violinist to keep the piece together. The harosichordist provived a continuo to keep time, while the violinist sometimes played and waved his bow to indicate time when he was not playing. By the waning years of the classical period, the bow had been replaced with a rod and the instrument became useless to the conductor, resulting in the conductor we know today.
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Yes and no - during the Baroque period the keyboard player of the continuo was often the one to set the tempo/start the piece, but the role of a stand - up - in - front of the orchestra developed as the orchestra grew in size during the classical period.
Music Director Robert Spano - the orchestra also has guest conductors
Behind the Viola section to the conductors right.
Orchestra conductors stand before the orchestra on a raised platform in the orchestra pit that allows him to be in full view of the entire orchestra. A tray is attached to the stand that holds the music or opera score that is to be conducted.
No. Not always. But good conductors of electricity are also good conductors of heat.
That stick orchestra conductors use is called a baton.
Train Conductor and Orchestra Conductor. Or. Copper and Aluminum.
JoAnn Falletta (Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)
Orchestra conductors are important because they keep all the musician in sync and on time with each other. If you're referring to conductors of electricity, they're important because they let electricity flow.
There are two resident conductors - Daniel Meyer and Lawrence Loh
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A person who directs an orchestra is called the conductor. Sometimes, conductors are referred to as music directors. The composer is the person who wrote the music being played.
The guitar is not usually part of the orchestra except perhaps as a solo instrument. In that case, it would appear on stage next to the conductors podium.
Although there certainly may be "standards" for this, most conductors are paid according to their experience and which orchestras they may have conducted in the past. Even those with equal experience levels, the salary ranges will vary according to geographic area, orchestra budgets, etc.
For whom? Beethoven 7 is always a good answer.
There are worldwide so many famous orchestras and evidently also many famous conductors, in fact there are more famous conductors than famous orchestras. Even there was a chief conductor who managed to conduct a famous orchestra for fifty years in a row. His name Evgeny Mravinsky. He conducted the oldest Russian Philharmonic Orchestra: Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra from 1938 - 1988. It was formed in 1882 as the Imperial Music Choir and performed solely for Alexander III and his court. Richard Strauss also conducted this orchestra in 1912. During the times gone by it changed several times it's name. Also a very famous Orchestra and several famous conductors is the one I use to play in for seven years. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Bernard Haitink conducted the RCO for many years, making recordings for Philips, Decca and EMI classics, on which I also played as a second violinist. He conducted for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
A baton, if you mean the stick that the conductor uses to direct the orchestra. Many conductors also use just their hands. Notable examples include Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, and Igor Stravinsky.
The main job of the conductor of an orchestra is to get the musicians to play a piece of music in the way he or she thinks is best to make it sound great. For instance conductors use their hands, arms and facial expressions to signal how loud or soft and how fast or slowly the orchestra is supposed to play the music.
If you are referring to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), the answer is that it had several principal conductors during that period: Previn, Abbado, Tilson Thomas, and Davis. If you are referring to another symphony orchestra located in London (it has more than one!) please say which one.
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