Leonard Bernstein (pictured in 1945) was conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony. He was known for his flamboyant style. Photo: Alamy

Time and motion: what exactly does an orchestra conductor do? A classical music critic explains

  • A conductor’s tasks include keeping time and controlling the volume and expression of the players
  • Classical music critic Anne Midgette explains the intricacies of the art
Topic |   Classical music

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Leonard Bernstein (pictured in 1945) was conductor and musical director of New York City Symphony. He was known for his flamboyant style. Photo: Alamy
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