Second post of the series! This one features:
- Podcast: Sticky Notes Episode 2: Conductor FAQ – a great behind-the-scenes of a conductor’s job, training, and rehearsal work with the orchestra. It is too easy to assume that the conductor only waves a stick when the orchestra does the job of actually producing the music; Joshua Weilerstein explains how minimalist conduction at the concert is the result of great preparation work – so that the orchestra doesn’t need constant inputs anymore.
- Post: Zumwalt‘s Thoughtful Thursday: Personal Growth – interesting answers to the question “Is forcing yourself to do things that are uncomfortable the only way to achieve personal growth?”. I always got the answer “of course!” but could not put that into practice, because the joy of success was nothing in comparison to the panic of being out of my comfort zone. This post reassured and motivated me a great deal.
- Image: the Calabash clash (ESA’s Picture of the Week, 30th of January, 2017)