The Music Plays On — Great Conductors In Rehearsal

Leonard Bernstein

It has often been observed that most musicians are not watching the conductor hardly at all during a performance. It is because of this very astute and correct observation that I have been asked many times what I actually do while I’m waiving my arms around up there.

In truth, and this is just as much my hope as it is the musicians performing with me, that we have done enough…