Very true. I think it all depends on how well the orchestra know you. To a (moderate) extent, exaggerated gestures at the concert itself are not that important (the orchestra should know the piece and your interpretation by now - if they don't it's your own fault). I remember that I stopped beating completely at one point in the finale of the Beethoven Pastoral - but I was just showing off, of course, and the orchestra knew me very well. It kept them on the edge of their seats!
Originally Posted by MrGongGong
something Eduard van Beinum did in Amsterdam in the 5/4 waltz in Tchaikovsky 6. It went perfectly.
Originally Posted by Pabmusic
I can imagine. That movement would be very suitable for a bit of showmanship, because it is very regular with that 5/4 beat, and once you start it almost plays itself. Do you notice how Tchaikovsky alternates the 3:2/2:3 bars? Brilliant.
Originally Posted by Roehre