Author(s): Mark Wigglesworth
A conductor is one of classical music's most recognisable but misunderstood figures, attracting so many questions:
'Surely orchestras can play perfectly well without you? '
'Do you really make any difference to the performance?'
'Are the musicians even watching you?'
The Silent Musician is not a manual for conductors, nor a history of conducting. It is for all who wonder what conductors actually do, and why they matter.