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David Oistrakh biography: Conductor

January 16, 2012 at 7:28 AM

Dream of the conductor's stand, he nursed for many years. First time Oistrakh rose for the panel, when he was over 50 ...

«I came to conducting is not accidental. It is a dream of early childhood. I've always perceived as conductor magician who brings to life unearthly sounds. I felt great happiness to subdue the element of orchestral sound. And with all my love for the violin, continuing for life, I wanted to rule over those colors, which can only orchestra.

Attracts a conductor, and the joy of psychological contact with the orchestra, the elusive emotional attraction, which occurs every time during the joint work.

I am deeply convinced that the conductor can be obtained only that which pleases the orchestra, in other words, only that interpretation, which corresponds to the artistic aspirations of the collective. And in this, I think the clue as to why a conductor is successful in his work, and the other - no.

Conductor, as a doctor. If something goes wrong, it must internally guess the disease and find a path to recovery. Working with the orchestra, I want to see the eyes of each musician. While I lucky: I always see in his eyes understanding and desire to help. Participants come to rehearsals with a desire to give the best that they have., You only need them not to disappoint ... To be a good teacher, especially not to be bored, the same rule applies to the art of orchestral conducting.

Of course, this art has its own problems of technical mastery. But let me be forgiven dirirzhery, they are still much simpler than those faced by the instrumentalists. It must only be able to overlook their shortcomings.
What is infinitely attracts me dirirzhirovanii - so it is a boundless number of first-class works of art created for an orchestra ... ».
«Conducting more to me than a pleasure, more than a holiday from the usual. It expands the horizon, new challenges, discover new worlds! And what could be more beautiful than to continue to learn new and old age? »

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