Episode 15: Case Scaglione

“It’s a paradoxical, Buddhist concept: the way to really influence an orchestra is let their sound go through you, with your ears open.”

Winner of the Solti Foundation Conductor’s Prize, Case Scaglione went from trombone player in a Texas high school band to Associate Conductor of the New York Philharmonic, a position revived specially for him by Music Director Alan Gilbert. He discusses his life, the complex relationship between conductor and players, and how to make a modern orchestra sound as Bach intended.

Running time: 11 minutes

Posted on February 2, 2015 .