Music: Cuffs of Coates

Arriving by air in Los Angeles last week for a series of eight concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Albert Coates, famed English orchestra leader, delivered a note on his methods of conducting: "I find that by wearing huge white cuffs and using long sweeping motions, I am able to exact a greater sympathy and feeling from the musicians who are playing for me. . . . Musicians can follow shirt cuffs better than an almost invisible baton. . . ."

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!