Speak Loudly and Carry a Little Stick – John R. Giordano

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Speak Loudly and Carry a Little Stick: A Conductor's Chronicles tells the story of the development of the FWSO and the Cliburn competition as the internationally renowned conductor John Giordano knew them.

These enlightening and often humorous chronicles give readers insight into the expansion of the FWSO and the Cliburn during Giordano's tenure. Giordano's musical career and adventures carried him all over the world, from China and Russia to Amsterdam and Mexico, and gave him an opportunity to play with musical greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Itzhak Perlman, and Tony Bennett. Through friendships with these talented artists and international figures and through his relationship with music, Giordano proves how critically important music is to our society and how music can positively impact a community.

Author: John R. Giordano
240 pages
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Publication Date: December 30, 2020

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