After our final orchestra concert last Friday, I complimented graduate conductor Konstantin Dobroykov on his pacing, the way that he saved his grandest gestures for the pivotal moments of the piece, helping to illuminate the overall form, rather than showboating with every twist and turn of phrase.

He told me he got that from Ransom Wilson, his conducting teacher.  “Don’t be like a dog,” Ransom told him, “peeing on every tree you see.”

One Response to “like a dog”
  1. Ransom Wilson says:

    I think I may put this on my grave stone! :-D

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