Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gustavo Dudamel

Lately I've been watching conductors do their thing on the podium.  It's almost cliche to say that Gustavo Dudamel is your favorite conductor.  One characteristic of his conducting that cannot be argued is the raw emotion he exudes.  Here's a 60 Minutes segment on the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic:

Gustavo Dudamel on 60 Minutes

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Larry Livingston

I had the great fortune in rehearsing and performing Mahler's 5th Symphony under the tutelage of Maestro Livingston at the Idyllwild Arts Festival in Southern California.

Larry Livingston is a brilliant being.  Here are a couple of interviews with him:

Larry Livingston Interview with Artist House Music

Larry Livingston Interview from the Music for All Festival