This is absolutely how you should conduct Ravel’s Bolero

13 December 2016, 11:39

relaxed conductor bolero

Conductor Paul Daniel took a very relaxed approach to his conducting duties at a concert in France last week.

Ravel’s Bolero is known for its unswerving tempo and its metronomic precision. So, really, what is the conductor’s job when the timekeeping takes care of itself?

Well, Paul Daniel, conductor of the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, certainly thinks that his services are not required. When your orchestra is playing superbly, you may as well just soak up the sound: