Monday, October 06, 2008

Maestro Masur


An unfinished sketch from another classical concert this weekend. The conductor, Kurt Masur, was amazing to watch. He had such a subtle way of communicating with the orchestra. He had none of the vivid gestures I´ve seen with other conductors, but he was oh so clear with his soft gestures and facial expressions. He had the complete scores of the two symphonies in his head (I´m sure there were many more in there too), no need for papers. I got the feeling he was playing the whole orchestra as an instrument. Pure magic.

12.5 x 14 cm, mechanical pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

7 comments:

Anita Davies said...

Wonderful sketch Nina, and magical experience by the sound of it...Thanks for sharing it with us!

pippasporch said...

Beautiful sketch, with enchanting words!

The Victorious place said...

Love graphite scetches. This is very good.

Margaret Ann said...

What a lovely capture! :)

PMBC said...

Drawing at the concert... a wonderful program.

A Brush with Color said...

beautiful images, and I loved your vivid description of him in action. You took us there with you!

Claudia said...

Very good sketch, Nina!