A Note of Trust

Conductor Charles Hazlewood talks about the trust between a conductor and the musicians, it’s a change on how conductors work that has developed since world war 2. Prior to that conductors were more authoritarian. It’s a change reflected in the business world. He talks about trusting the musicians, but also trusting his own body language – it’s all he has to convey his instructions to the orchestra.

He goes on to showcase two musical projects he has led; the opera “U-Carmen eKhayelitsha” and the ParaOrchestra. The first is the opera Carmen sung in Xhosa in a South African Choir, and the second is music’s answer to the paralympics. Both are displays of trust.

The closing piece is from Haydn’s symphony number 45, I’ve heard about it before but never heard it, it could be the original protest song.

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