Great tips Maestro!
I want to conduct Discovery Of The Great Valley from The Land Before Time.
Thanks for helping me conduct my school orchestra, I really needed the help.
J`ai beaucoup appris. Merci
you can thank us Italian for the language later.
Thanks for the great insight into the prospective of a composer
7:55 You don't want to go there
The coincidence is that before watching this I was listening to the same music somewhere else
"Beethoven says keep it loud." Expect me to be in full compliance, maestro.
Are there any musicians here? How do you watch? I see the players reading notes while playing and yet you are also looking at the conductor. That's an amazing skill. I would have to search the note once letting it out of sight if I would try to even follow reading while listening. You have my respect.
Who’s here for Mr.Espana
I have noticed with all conductors that if the passage is forte, they have wide open eyes as well as big movements and if the passage is piano, they sort of bounce and have their eyes closed.
One of the greatest unanswered questions ever – whats a conductor doing there – and why? Thank you very much for explaining this. So, in fact, it makes more sense to always "view" an orchestra (with conductor) instead of only listening (without conductor) to it…??
I think he gives himself too much credit. If you watch the footage of the musicians half of them barely watch him
Where's the beat?
Maestro Gerard Schwarz, tons of thanks for this top-notch video.
I noticed that some of the orchestra members are looking at their scores. How can they follow the conductor's guidance and read the score sheet at the same time?
This is gold
Mr. Gerard my RESPECT AS a music Director. For years i. Was wondering all those Elegant movememts until now you explained. i feel to be a music Director moved me doing the same while seeing this extraordinary video .thank you for sharing your talent and this is useful information for my grades 4&5 . Wow from a Music Dreamer to play one day in a Orchestra. From Little Paradise Belize .yours truly Nevia Elizabeth Chan
I've never been good at math so that's why I can't read music. I play by with feeling. But I like this guy. Not boring very informative.thanks for posting.
Hi I am 20 ,student in classical singing ( baritone ) and conducting . I saw you conduct Beethoven 5th and I was amazed by the way you conducted and I would really die to take private lessons with you by skype for which I will pay any amount you shall ask.
waiting for your answer Maestro .
Thank you so much in advance ,
Respectfully in music ,
Joachim C. -Barry
So Interesting…..Thank you for such a great explanation I have always wondered what is going through the conductors mind and what exactly all the arms waving mean.
oh my god! my teacher told me to write down the subtitles for this video!
Something i have been wondering for years and years. Thank you Sir.
Beethoven's 5th symphony has become a Conducting Sample Music
The subtle tempo control is brilliant
This is a great video but I can’t stop laughing at the slow mo’s
Best Orchestra ever assembled..? I doubt it
It is a great lesson. Thank you. You have a nice manner and face 🙂
I think repeats were sometimes written because they help audiences become familiar with the thematic material, at least when the music was new and repeat hearings not as simple as watching a YouTube video. There was also an aesthetic within the concept of repetition itself. Of course, over time audience perceptions have changed. Sometimes the repeats can be irritating as they hold up the development. I imagine Brahms would have been quite open-minded about this.
WOW! Thank you so much.
DON’T YOU JUT LOVE IT WHEN YOU’RE SIGHT READING AND THEN THE DIRECTOR FUCKING STOPS DIRECTING AND PLAYS THEIR INSTRUMENT
Look at all these wholesome comments. My day has been made.
I loved watching this so much. I'm a music video producer and I could relate to a lot of it and learned things as well. But that said, it's always so encouraging to see people like Mr. Schwarz who dedicate themselves to music for the right reasons. His total appreciation for the composer and the music, and the orchestra musicians is really wonderful to see.
Is a conductor always ahead of the orchestra?
good clear explanation; thank you
5th of Beethoven (gives me duckbumps. Great lesson. All kids should learn this while in school.
You can throw off an entire brass section if you ever have to adjust your fly or pick your seat. My respect.
I'm a bagpiper. But I need to learn (at least) fundamental conducting. You have made this accessible to someone who is almost illiterate in Western classical music. Thank you so much, for this. It wasn't only instructive in how to 'wave your hands' and have people follow, but more importantly, how you bring the band together. Thanks again. …also…what is this "pp" you speak of, hahaha
If you ever have the chance to have a masterclass with him, then GO!!!!
Wow. Excellent. Thanks
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