This program features sixteen of the great conductors of this century in rehearsal and performance. Archival footage is complemented by first-hand recollections of these conductors by some of today's most eminent musicians.
Sir John Barbirolli ; Sir Thomas Beecham ; Arthur Nikisch ; Richard Strauss ; Felix Weingartner ; Fritz Busch ; Bruno Walter ; Otto Klemperer ; Wilhelm Furtwängler ; Arturo Toscanini ; Leopold Stokowski ; Serge Koussevitzky ; Fritz Reiner ; George Szell ; Herbert von Karajan ; Leonard Bernstein.
Series conceived by Stephen Wright ; producers, Stephany Marks, Mark Pickering ; director, Sue Knussen ; commentary written by Stephen Pettit ; photography, Colin Chase...[et al.] ; online VT editor, Adrian Udal ; videotape editor, Alastair Mitchell ; home video adaptation supervised by Peter R. Smith.
"Based on the television programmes The art of conducting." Recorded in various locations, 1913-1972. Essay by Alan Sanders, and information on each recorded performance ( p. : ill.) on and bound in container.