If you're like me, you like watching conductors. But as you're taking in the action from your seat in the audience, you're only seeing a fraction of what's actually going on.
Jumping around and waving arms aside, a conductor can often provide musicians with a wealth of information simply by the expression on his or her face.
Leonard Bernstein was famous for his highly kinetic style. He even went airborne sometimes.
But check out how the maestro pulls amazing music out of his orchestra in this video without lifting a finger.
For more, check out CBC Music’s “19 Epic Examples of Conductor Face.”
Jean Inaba hosts The Baroque Show Sundays at 10 a.m. on CPR Classical.