Conductor (music)

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

A conductor is the leader of a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra. The most visible aspect of the conductor's job is leading the orchestra in public performance, keeping time and otherwise conveying his wishes to the musicians. More importantly, the modern conductor is the key creative figure in the orchestra, developing an artistic vision for the performance.