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Desire Lines are found as physical modifications in the score, created by musicians themselves or by given instructions, dividing them that way into two groups.

One group belongs to interpretations of different conductors of the same composition. These interpretations vary according to conductor´s own vision.

The conductors present their idea to the orchestra, which is then discussed between conductor, soloist and leaders of musical groups. After the agreed technical aspects the orchestra plays the modified score in order to achiEve that vision.

The second group of desire lines is created by musicians as individuals in order to help them read the scores quicker and easier, sometimes they are also a result of a bad edition of the score.

This book highlights fifteen desire lines from both groups, analysing and explaining the technical and creative process behind a musical interpretation by an orchestra.

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