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  1. Opera
    Our enjoyment of opera performances, whether live or record, depends on many factors. One of these is the director. The people of this forum could certainly collaborate on an informative list/chart/database/thread on directors. We could attempt to classify directors by style and various other...
  2. Voice and Choir
    Hey everyone! I have recently decided to step into writing for Choir, and have decided to add a few chorales to my published catalog. As an instrumental composer, this is fairly new to me and I would love to know if there are any Choral Directors out there (maybe two or three max) that would...
  3. Opera
    Just a thought but before the 1950’s were there Directors in Opera as famous as Visconti and Zefferelli? Most theatres would have had their staff Directors known to the cognoscenti and perhaps a house style? Occasionally a theatre director would make a name for themselves eg. Max Reinhart and...
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    I have just read a post by Mahlerian about Stravinsky conducting one of his own pieces. I would like to ask your opinion about composers conducting their own compositions. Are they any better that other directors? Thanks in advance for your opinions
  5. Opera
    As a new member of this forum I don't know whether this topic has been seriously grappled with here before but I suppose I'll find out right quick by posting the following which I've adapted from an article I published some years ago (2005) on my blog Sounds & Fury (S&F). It's Wagner-centric as...
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