Leonard Slatkin on Conducting

Conductor Leonard Slatkin explains what it is exactly that conductors do for a living. In Conducting Business, he brings this most mysterious of jobs to life for the music lover as well as for the aspiring maestro, and tells tales of some of the most fascinating people in the musical world, including Frank Sinatra, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams.

Maestro Slatkin is conducting the Detroit Symphony in two concerts as part of the Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall Thursday and Friday. WQXR is broadcasting these concerts live, as well as distributing them nationally.