Bernstein features in several posts, notably under Mahler:
- Mahler 1 (also Tennstedt, Abbado, Mikropoulos, Barbirolli, Walter)
- Mahler 2 (also Abbado, Tennstedt, Rattle, Dudamel, Walter)
- Mahler 3, and 9, in Mahler: quintuplets, and gender
- Mahler 4 (also Mengelberg, Walter, Barbirolli, Tilson Thomas, Abbado)
- Mahler 5 (also Tennstedt, Abbado)
- Mahler 6 (also Barbirolli, Abbado)
- See also Tom Wolfe’s virtuosic essay Radical chic.
and while we’re with Abbado, do admire his rapport in accompanying
The great Rozhdestvensky:
- 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:
Pierre Monteux features under
Most magical is
- Carlos Kleiber, notably his spellbinding Brahms 2!
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 2 (see above)
- Mahler 10 (and Bernstein again)
- Rattle’s Ravel, or Ravel’s rattle
- Messiaen’s transcendent éclairs.
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):