Yes, Orchestra Conductors Make a Difference

Infrared lights on a baton help prove it: Study

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 1, 2012 2:20 PM CST

(Newser) – Skeptics might think orchestra conductors are superfluous as they stand front and center waving their batons, but a new study suggests otherwise. In fact, the University of Maryland research concludes that the more forceful a conductor is, the better the music, reports NPR. Researchers put...   Read full story »


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