The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful.

Benjamin Zander

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“The Transformative Power of Classical Music.” TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Transformative Power of Classical Music." TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from conductor Benjamin Zander, although an orchestra conductor does not play an instrument, he must still be able to influence his audience's emotions. In the 2008 TED Talk this quote is taken from, Zander goes on to explain that the job of a conductor, like himself, is to awaken the potential in other people. Zander's Talk is mostly about getting people to appreciate classical music. Watch the full TED Talk here: Benjamin Zander - The Transformative Power of Classical Music