September 21, 2009

Peabody conductor Gustav Meier to discuss, sign new book

The Score, the Orchestra and the Conductor, written by Gustav Meier, director of Peabody’s Graduate Conducting Program, was published last month by Oxford University Press. The 512-page volume has 200 line illustrations and 500 music examples. Along with the text, the book includes a cross-indexed glossary of orchestral instruments in four languages, an illustrated description of string harmonics and a comprehensive listing of voice categories showing their overlaps, dynamic ranges and repertory.

Meier will talk about and sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 21, in Peabody’s Arthur Friedheim Library. Attendees are invited to stay for the Conductors’ Orchestra class that begins at 8 p.m.