Waving Not Drowning – A Conducting Manual – Hilarious!

After the recent posting on here, of the interview conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gave to BBC News, I thought I would post a plug for a very interesting book co-written by an old friend of mine, Lev Parikian.

Lev is the son of former RLPO concert master Manoug Parikian and a busy conductor and concert organiser based in London. The late Barrington Orwell (deceased after a contrabassoon accident!), and Lev have written a charming book described as ‘The Art Of Conducting Explained, From Upbeat To Cufflinks. A essential Xmas stocking filler for any budding maestro…


You can find out more and even purchase a copy by clicking below…


An hilarious read!

Esa-Pekka Salonen Interview

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Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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