The School of Listening is a three-day workshop with Daniel Barenboim, Robin Ticiatti and Pierre Boulez giving master-classes with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra during 2007 Salzburg Festival in the Great University Hall. One of the master classes took place on August 16th and is entitled “The Phenomen of Sound”.
Daniel Barenboim led it: “We started eight years ago; many of our musicians have developed excellently, have won scholarships, were able to study – and enjoy returning to us. However, the beginners are no better than they where in 1999, which means that as a conductor I have to strike a balance between the different levels.”
The second master class on the topic “The Conductor and the Orchestra”, on August 17th, was held by the young Italian con-ductor Robin Ticciati together with Daniel Barenboim. The great conductor and composer Pierre Boulez gave the final master class, on August 18th, explaining the connections between “Sound and Structure”.