Conducting Master Class

I know this is classical music nerdy, but here is a master class in the conductors craft. Grainy, dull, black and white, yet riveting. The late, great, Carlos Kleiber conducting at Bayreuth. The soprano is Catarina Ligendza. Thanks for the tip, Alex Ross

Haitink comments on Shostakovich 4th Sympnony

The Shostakovich 4th is one of my most favorite pieces perhaps due to the way I first heard it; performed by the Boston Symphony, me  a naive college student walking in completely unprepared. I walked out a different person.

This video is short. Make sure you listen to the end.

Conductors I have met.

No particular order…

James Levine
Leonard Bernstein
Erich Leinsdorf
Christoph von Dohnanyi
Michael Tilson Thomas
Daniel Barenboim
Sir Colin Davis
Leonard Slatkin
Mistislav Rostropovich
Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Neemi Jarvi