I recently stumbled across a terrific interview with my teacher, Gustav Meier. While the video quality is low, the quality of the discussion is as rich as ever.

As stated in the video, this interview was given to help share information about Mr. Meier’s book, The Score, the Orchestra, and the Conductor. It is an invaluable resource to any conductor looking to tackle particularly challenging excerpts or to merely understand the anatomy of the orchestra. In it, he illuminates and puts into print (often for the first time) the oral and even unspoken traditions of the orchestra. I recommend this book to any serious student of conducting, composition, and orchestral performance.

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Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.