Here’s a little roundup of some of the main posts under the conducting tag so far.
Bernstein features in several posts, notably under Mahler:
- Mahler: quintuplets, and gender
- Mahler 5 (also Tennstedt, Abbado)
- Mahler 6 (also Barbirolli, Abbado) and 4 (Bernstein)
and while we’re with Abbado, his rapport in accompanying
- Noddy: the art of conducting (notably the most wonderful film, which you MUST watch!!!)
This post features Mravinsky as well as Rozhdestvensky and Bernstein:
The contrasting fortunes of Fürtwangler and Schwarz under Nazism:
S-S-Simon Rattle (for this rendition of the name, constantly on the t-t-tip of my tongue, see here):
- Conducting from memory (also featuring Carlos Kleiber‘s amazing Brahms 2)
- Mahler 10 (and Bernstein again)
- Rattle’s Ravel, or Ravel’s rattle.
Among many others featured under the conducting tag are Boulez, Gardiner, and Salonen (and this story about the latter is one of many drôle items).
But “No [survey of the art of conducting] is Complete Without” this exhilarating clip of a Mexican school band—this conductor, Oxana Thaili, could go far… (for more, click here):