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With the cockiness of youth I reckoned it was something I could add to my portfolio of skills without too much trouble.I signed up for a course, and soon found myself in front of a student orchestra, with a Brahms symphony on the music stand.I lost count of the number of times Haitink had to remind the young conductor that it was a symphony they were supposed to be performing, not a series of brightly coloured miniatures.“You really must guard against doing a ritenuto (holding back) at the end of every phrase,” he said to one conductor, who had revelled a bit too much in the regretful dying-away quality in the music.My feeling is that conducting always has an element of both.

Or does he (or she) truly reveal something extra in the music, some extra ounce of expressive intensity or layer of meaning that the players might not discover for themselves?

Music that involves coordinating a group of players or singers has always needed a timekeeper of some sort.

But no one was silly enough to think this role might be divinely inspired.

But the experience of the maestro, as he talked about the piece they were conducting (Mahler’s Fourth Symphony) showed that they still had a long way to go.

A common problem was a failure to pay attention to the composer’s markings in the score.

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