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Old 08-21-2019, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by EinsteinsHund View Post
To put it this way: pop/rock music makes me want to dance, and classical music makes me want to direct with a virtual baton.
And there may be the problem.You are tempted to "interpret" classical music based on what someone else is doing, that is, the conductor. But if you must "direct", then consider Beethoven's conducting style:

"[Beethoven had] all manner of singular bodily movements. As a sforzando occurred, he tore his arms, previously crossed upon his breast, with great vehemence asunder. At piano he crouched down lower and lower to show the degree of softness. If a crescendo entered he gradually rose again and at a forte jumped into the air."
Get into it, man!