In an orchestra, is a conductor really necessary?

In an orchestra, is a conductor really necessary?

What is the purpose and the responsibility of an orchestra conductor? What exactly does he do?

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Rebel_Assasin
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on March 12
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grace.love
yes becuase they have there ways
on October 08, 2015
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TheSortingHat
yes, they are sort of necessary, I'm in my school's orchestra. Usually the conductor cues you on when to start, or if your playing to quietly, stuff like that.
on July 17, 2014
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Racoon404
They are the brain/nervous system of the orchestra. Without them, musicians wouldn't know how to move the phrase, when to be quieter for effect, when to cut off to be in time, certain cues are give ONLY when the conductor says so, certain vibratoes are the conductor's idea.
on March 07, 2014
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Alindria
They use hand motions to tell the players to play faster, slower, louder or softer. There's a thing in music called a fermata that means to hold a note until the conductor cuts them off. Also, if a section has quite a bit of rest, they cue them when they're supposed to continue playing.
on September 29, 2013
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Bmac99
They keep the rhythm and actually do teach the student/player, so yes I think they're necessary.
on July 29, 2013
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