- Author:Norman Lebrecht
- Publisher:Citadel; Revised, Updated edition (January 1, 2001)
- Pages:416 pages
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Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power Replica Books – 1 July 2001 Synopsis: THE MAESTRO . Norman Lebrecht reports at vivid firsthand the unvarnished history of a vital institution which was designed to define a nation - and spectacularly failed.
Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power Replica Books – 1 July 2001 Synopsis: THE MAESTRO MYTH lifts the lid off the world off the mysterious world of conducting, a world populated by geniuses and charlatans and preyed upon by the greatest power brokers in the entertainment industry. Music in London Aurum Press – 30 September 1992. A Musical Book of Days St Martins Pr (T) – 1 October 1989.
A great gossip book for conductors, Lebrecht book explores the fame of conductors and whether they really deserved it or not. It has numerous anecdotes on several conductors, though it sometimes skims over a conductor. For example, in the chapter discussing Great Conductorial Dictators (a list which comprised of Toscanini, Furtwangler, Szell, and Reiner), it covered in detail the lives of Toscanini and Furtwangler, but had a short paragraph on Szell and Reiner, though all four were listed in the chapter for discussion.
The Maestro Myth book. Almost ten years after its original publication, The Maestro Myth.
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His book The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power (Citadel Press; 1991) charts the history of. .Herman Trotter of The Buffalo News wrote that Lebrecht's "widely discussed 1992 book "The Maestro Myth" seems to have been a warm-up for his current magnum opus.
His book The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power (Citadel Press; 1991) charts the history of conducting, from its rise as an independent profession in the 1870s to its subsequent preoccupations with power, wealth, and celebrity. Maestros, Masterpieces and Madness: The Secret Life and Shameful Death of the Classical Record Industry (US title: The Life and Death of Classical Music, Penguin, 2007) is billed as an inside.
In this vigorous anatomy of power on the podium, Norman Lebrecht argues that the great conductor's musical purpose is secondary to his commercial necessity. There is no profession which an imposter could enter more easily", wrote the violinist Carl Flesch of conducting. The truth may be that "great conductors" exist primarily because we demand mythical heroes, visible leaders, cultural icons.
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Music critic/provocateur Norman Lebrecht didn't make the high muckety-mucks of the classical music industry . The book is going to brook criticism for being one of the only books to just start talking about the conductor problem. Like a dictionary for the music history of conductors.
Music critic/provocateur Norman Lebrecht didn't make the high muckety-mucks of the classical music industry at all happy with this iconoclastic book, but he di. One man's informed and unique view.
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This history of conductors argues that their lust for power and wealth has brought maestros to the brink of extinction, and it claims that this particular profession has too often been the object of sycophantic reverence. It is aimed at music lovers who enjoy having their opinions challenged.