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Is Context Important When Conducting a Work?


Lucinda Carver is Senior Lecturer in Keyboard and Early Music Studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. In addition to her career as a music educator, her career has proceeded along two tracks – as an acclaimed pianist and harpsichordist who has performed on the instruments on stages worldwide, and as a conductor of classical and operatic works. She is former Music Director and Conductor of the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, and has conducted ensembles like the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the National Symphony and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
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Lucinda Carver, Senior Lecturer in Keyboard and Early Music Studies at USC’s Thornton School of Music, discusses the importance of discovering the context in which a piece was written, and how that context can and should inform a conductor's performance.



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November 2007
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