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So what is it like, rehearsing an unconducted orchestra?
[These pictures were taken by Jacqueline Wyatt at a rehearsal in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, in 1997]

First, Diana explains what she has in mind...

Diana Ambache explains
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...and everybody tries it out...

The orchestra plays
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...and tells her what they think!

Diana discusses
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It takes hard work...

Helen Keen (flute)
Jeremy Polmear and Steve Forbes (oboes)
Neil Levesley and Mike Boyle (bassoons)
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...and you have to look as well as listen...

The violas, cellos and bass
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...maybe it's beginning to work...

Diana Ambache
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...and when it does...

Diana and the strings
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...it can be very rewarding.

Sophie Langdon and Colin Weir
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