From Michael Shoshani: "...it seems to me that the conductor should have as
possible to say in the sound of the finished recording..."
There's a probably very good argument to be made for that. Unfortunately
people who are willing to delegate creative decisions to others aren't often
the kind of folks who become successful conductors. Most contemporary music
producers are musicians. This is a lot of why so many of today's pop records
have been massaged with digital technology until they sound like a sampling
keyboard that is being run by a MIDI sequencer.
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