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The Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past

Expanded from an award-winning BBC documentary (also available on videocassette), this laserdisc documents 16 late, great maestros in action, with rare archival footage dating back to 1913. The Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past vividly catches such podium legends as Weingartner, Reiner, Klemperer, and Beecham in rehearsal and performance, along with more familiar-to-video giants like Toscanini, Stokowski, and Bernstein. There’s even an extended clip from 1944 of dour-faced Richard Strauss conducting in Nazi-occupied Vienna. The commentary by a dozen top musicians also provides fresh insights into the three Ts of great conducting: talent, technique, and, yes, telepathy. A

The Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past
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