Hector Berlioz and Richard Wagner wrote essays that revolutionized conducting after 1850. The history and development of the conductor up to their time is presented, followed by a summary of practical conducting elements in each essay. Although both authors addressed the fundamentals of conducting, Wagner went beyond Berlioz’s practical applications and discussed a deeper purpose of music – a representation of the inner thoughts, emotions, and more.
Joanne Crowley, ’09 Cherry Valley, IL
Majors: Music Education, Secondary Education
Sponsor: James Martin