Expression, dynamics, and phrasing are emphasized in these excerpts. You achieve expressive interpretation of the score through the independent use of hands. Your left hand is the musical artist, augmenting and enhancing the various functions of the right hand. Refer frequently to Chapter 10, especially the sections on dynamics, nuance, and phrasing, and Figure 10.2, Phrase Release Gesture. Also read the “Rubato” section and conduct Figure 10.3, which illustrates types of phrase movement as applied to Excerpt 10-4. Peruse the opening section, “Expressive Conducting,” for a solid foundation.