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conducting Explained

conducting at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


conducting at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Art of leading a group of musical performers. Simple coordination does not always require a conductor (members of a Renaissance choir kept together by one tapping another on the shoulder, for example, and musicians in a recording studio listen to a "click track" on headphones). Before c.1800, the first violinist usually gave the few necessary signals with his bow; the keyboard player might also lead the orchestra, using his hands and head. The growing size of ensembles and growing complexity of the music in the 19th cent., incl. its varying tempos and heightened expressiveness, made it necessary for a person to coordinate and interpret the music for the group. The first conductors, incl. F. Mendelssohn, H. Berlioz, and R. Wagner, were composers themselves. By the end of the 19th cent., conducting had become a specialty and the great conductors had become musical stars.

Conducting at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Conduct \Con*duct"\ (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
{Conducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conducting}.] [See {Conduct},
1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.

I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage,
where you may be safe. --Milton.

2. To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry
on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.

Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.

3. To behave; -- with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself

4. (Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit,
as heat, light, electricity, etc.

5. (Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a
musical composition.

conducting at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: the way of administering a business
2: the direction of an orchestra or choir; "he does not use a
baton for conducting"

conducting at English (WD) Of Explained:



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