BBC Music Magazine: Behind the Baton

BBC Music Magazine
By Julian Haylock

Gerard Schwarz's memoir, Behind the Baton: An American Icon Talks Music, "refreshingly exchanges ephemera for an information-packed, sweeping narrative, full of optimism and affection, that reveals a man whose passionate dedication to music is evident on every page...

As an uplifting retrospective of a highly successful career populated by some of the biggest names of the last half-century, and as a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at the near-impossible balancing act that is the lot of a music director, it makes for fascinating reading."

For the full review, purchase the July issue of the BBC Music Magazine here.