A list of contrasting conducting styles from YouTube.com – Compare the conductors pre-1950 with modern conductors. I’ve also included some college and student conductors so you can compare styles against veteran approaches.

Compare the left hand (non-baton) hand of each orchestra conductor and compare vocabularies.

  • Derek Gleeson – Dvorak New World Symphony
  • Dorian Wilson – Strauss
  • Hector Aguero – Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
  • Colin Davis with Menuhin – Beethoven Violin Concerto
  • Seiji Ozawa – 1821 Overture
  • Claudio Abbato – Mahler 5th Symphony
  • Charles Latshaw – Beethoven Symphony #7
  • Herbert von Karajan – Dvorak New World Symphony
  • Charles Latshaw – Beethoven Egmont Overture
  • Leopold Stokowski – Bach Prelude D minor (for orchestra)
  • Alexander Kalajdzic – Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
  • Battle Royale – Orchestra soundtrack session
  • Seiji Ozawa – Nutcracker Suite Chinese Dance
  • George Solti – Wagner Tristan und Isolde
  • Seiji Ozawa – Borodin Polovetzian Dances
  • Arturo Toscanini – Verdi Hymn of the Nations
  • Leonard Bernstein – Mozart Requiem (Dies Irae)
  • Leonard Bernstein – Stravinsky Rite of Spring (Rehearsal)
  • James Levine – Wagner Die Walkure (Ride of the Valkyries)
  • I searched for videos of orchestral music conductors online and thought this would be a nice collection for aspiring conductors to watch and study. These free video clips can be viewed by clicking on the links. All part of the journey of creating better communication skills for your orchestra musicians.

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