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Women's History Month:

What's It Like to Be a Conductor?

A program featuring acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta, who talks about her early love of music, how seeing her first symphony concert inspired her to become a conductor, and all the listening and preparation that goes into being successful at her job.

Music heard in this episode:

Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Overture
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Beethoven: Symphony #6, "Pastoral"
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Dukas: The Sorcerer’'s Apprentice
Schubert: Symphony #8, "Unfinished"
Copland: The Red Pony Suite
Elgar: Enigma Variations: Nimrod

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What it the name for a book that shows all the notes of a piece of music and all the instruments used to play it?

 Journal

 Score

 Dictionary

Most of the work that a conductor does happens before the concert.

 True

 False

What is the conductor's job?

 Make sure all the musicians are playing together at the same tempo

 Make all the musicians onstage feel included

 Make sure there is balance and all the instruments are being heard

 Keep learning

 All of the Above

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Women's History Month:

What's It Like to Be a Conductor?

A program featuring acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta, who talks about her early love of music, how seeing her first symphony concert inspired her to become a conductor, and all the listening and preparation that goes into being successful at her job.

Music heard in this episode:

Smetana: The Bartered Bride: Overture
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Beethoven: Symphony #6, "Pastoral"
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Kodály: Dances of Galanta
Dukas: The Sorcerer’'s Apprentice
Schubert: Symphony #8, "Unfinished"
Copland: The Red Pony Suite
Elgar: Enigma Variations: Nimrod

More shows about Women's History Month

Women in History and Classical Music
Women Composers of the Past
Contemporary Women Composers
Great Women Performers

Learn more about Women's History Month

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

What it the name for a book that shows all the notes of a piece of music and all the instruments used to play it?

 Journal

 Score

 Dictionary

Most of the work that a conductor does happens before the concert.

 True

 False

What is the conductor's job?

 Make sure all the musicians are playing together at the same tempo

 Make all the musicians onstage feel included

 Make sure there is balance and all the instruments are being heard

 Keep learning

 All of the Above

 

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