WHAT’S IN THIS VIDEO: I’m a professional listener. I listen first for whether the music is communicating. If it doesn’t move me, even if it’s note-perfect, it doesn’t work. Are the performers following the composer’s instructions in the score? The dynamics are key. It’s our job to make sure the nuances in a score are being followed. Intonation, line, rhythm, and tempo are things I check for.
ABOUT ELAINE MARTONE: Elaine Martone is a Grammy Award-winning recording producer who has produced numerous recordings. For a list, go here.