We’re all musicians at heart. Science has proven the deep connection that our cultures have with music, so it is no wonder that we all respond when our favourite songs come on the radio. Yet, only a few of us develop this connection so profoundly that we actually perform music for a living. In this course, we’re putting you in the shoes of the musician, taking a look at the mind and mettle required to make orchestral music come together. We’ll dive deep into the inner workings of the orchestra and highlight exactly what goes into a virtuoso group performance.
Chief Music Critic at The Times
Richard Morrison is the chief music critic of The Times and writes a wide-ranging weekly column on cultural and social matters. Previously, he also edited the paper's arts pages.
What makes an exceptional conductor?
When the really great conductors walk into a room, it's like when the President of the United States walks into a room, everyone is focused on them. They have that kind of charisma.