As I've been working on reading scores and executing conducting patterns correctly, I've been thinking about what makes a good conductor, well, good.
I've read (both on the discussion boards here and on other websites) that one of the key things to conducting well is giving good cues.
From your perspective - as musicians - what is the best way to cue the different sections of an orchestra?
How obvious should a cue be to the musicians, as well as the audience?
Are there situations where a conductor shouldn't give cues to the orchestra? (I know that the Vienna Philharmonic finds it a bit offensive to receive cues from the conductor.)
Thank you in advance! :-)
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