Started by rmihai, December 08, 2019, 05:22:29 AM
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Quote from: j winter on December 08, 2019, 07:18:26 AMToday's list. Compiling it, it really drove home just how old-fashioned my taste is in these things... I think Norrington's the only one that hasn't been dead for at least 30 years...George Szell Bruno WalterWilhelm FurtwanglerKarl BohmLeopold StokowskiRoger NorringtonLeonard BernsteinJohn BarbirolliOtto KlempererEugen Jochum
Quote from: San Antone on December 08, 2019, 07:29:24 AMJordi Savall
Quote from: San Antone on December 08, 2019, 07:29:24 AMAbout half of these are vocal ensemble or early music group directors, hope that counts.GardinerHerrewegheParrottMcCreeshButtHarnoncourt (early)Jordi SavallPhillip LedgerBruno TurnerPeter PhillipsPaul Hillier
Quote from: Ken B on December 08, 2019, 07:38:56 AMYay for Bruno Turner! Do you know his biography? A wonderful man. http://kenblogic.blogspot.com/2017/11/?m=0
Quote from: Todd on December 08, 2019, 07:37:15 AMSee, I knew I'd forget one. I'll just say that Savall transcends mere conducting since he's such a fine instrumentalist, too.
Quote from: Marc on December 08, 2019, 10:38:03 AM(Apologies for interrupting the thread with blabbering, instead of presenting a Top 10 list. )
Quote from: Marc on December 08, 2019, 10:38:03 AMIf I just skip the HIP-conductors that I like, I can very well live with your list. Probably with the exception of Szell, who mostly leaves me cold.With me, it's not always a matter whether I like (most) of their recordings/interpretations though. Some of them are just awesome to watch in action. I mean, conductors like Walter, Furtwängler, Bernstein, Barbirolli and Klemperer (of your list) are entirely unique.Here's a lovely 1 hour video of Bruno Walter conducting the Vancouver Festival Orchestra in rehearsal, combined with an interview.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaCoJbcRP2sAnd Furtwängler rehearsing a part of Brahms 4, in post-war London (look at his annoyed, typical Furtwängler gestures at 0:02: SEIEN SIE DOCH STILL!!):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leYbb5KZYDgA 'secret' favourite of mine is Dutch conductor Eduard van Beinum. But there are just a few clips of him in action. Here's a Concertgebouw performance of Beethoven's Eroica (May 5th, 1957):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgHzoI5TzeMThe tragedy of this clip is that we can see Van Beinum, almost secretly, has to take pills to be able to even continue (16:05 and 32:50). He suffered from a severe heart condition and was mostly completely spent after a concert. Problem was: despite doctor's advice, the man just would not stop or take a rest, he loved his job too much. Van Beinum died during a rehearsal in 1959, at the age of 58.Dutch cinema clip, In Memoriam Eduard van Beinum (alas, no subtitles):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdLuFoj2JrE(Apologies for interrupting the thread with blabbering, instead of presenting a Top 10 list. )
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