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Offline kyjo

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2022, 12:37:33 PM »
Another go:

Previn
Boult
Mackerras
Leppard
Kajanus
Koussevitzky
Thomson
Kondrashin
Furtwangler
Wand

No Malcolm Sargent? ;D
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2022, 05:20:00 PM »
In no particular order:

Solti
Karajan
Bernstein
Suzuki
Karl Richter
Rilling
Blomstedt
Böhm
Haitink
Abbado

It's hard for me to make much of a judgement on those conductors whose bulk of recorded work predates the stereo era.
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2022, 05:31:58 PM »
Let's see...

Ancerl
Bernstein
Chailly
N. Järvi
Karajan
Kertesz
Martinon
Svetlanov
Szell
Thomson
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #83 on: July 16, 2022, 05:40:44 PM »
Bernstein
Mackerras
Gardiner
Alsop
Marriner
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Davis
Dudamel
Abbado
Carneiro
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #84 on: August 08, 2022, 08:30:23 AM »
I never get too obsessed over conductors, but here goes anyway:

#1. Manfred Honeck

(the rest are in no particular order)

Neeme Järvi
Sir Charles Mackerras
Leonard Bernstein
Andrew Litton
Ari Rasilainen
Vernon Handley
Claudio Abbado
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Riccardo Muti
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #85 on: August 08, 2022, 09:50:15 AM »
15 interesting eccentrics, by today's standards, IMHO:

- Mengelberg
- Scherchen
- Golovanov
- Stokowski
- Celibidache
- Paray
- Swoboda
- Rodzinsky
- Barbirolli pre-1955
- Ormandy pre-1960
- Beecham
- Gauk
- Klemperer pre-1960
- Furtwangler
- Toscanini


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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2022, 10:02:35 PM »
As of 28/08/2022

In no particular order, almost everyone with a starting K or S :)

Christoph von Dohnanyi
Otto Klemperer
Constantin Silvestri
Herbert von Karajan
Janos Kovacs
Yevgeny Svetlanov
Kurt Sanderling
Otmar Suitner
Gyorgy Solti

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #87 on: September 02, 2022, 08:44:32 PM »
My 10 favourite conductors (in alphabetical order):

Ernest Ansermet
Riccardo Chailly
Antal Dorati
Charles Dutoit
Jean Martinon
Zubin Mehta
Riccardo Muti
Eugene Ormandy
Seiji Ozawa
Fritz Reiner

Oops. I forgot André Cluytens. (I can’t think of who to boot off the list to put Cluytens on.)

Can I make it a Top 11 list?

Oh, I just remembered Frans Brüggen too.

This list thing is hard.
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2022, 11:43:47 PM »
No Malcolm Sargent? ;D
Oh no!!!  :o
How could I forget Sargent?
I'm going to replace Leppard with Sargent.
 :)
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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #89 on: September 05, 2022, 07:34:48 PM »
Oh no!!!  :o
How could I forget Sargent?
I'm going to replace Leppard with Sargent.
 :)

Egad! I forgot Sargent for my list too. Grrr.

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #90 on: September 07, 2022, 08:16:43 AM »
Egad! I forgot Sargent for my list too. Grrr.
And I also forgot Ansermet  :o
I've now (reluctantly) replaced Mackerras with Ansermet,
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #91 on: September 07, 2022, 08:41:07 AM »
And I also forgot Ansermet  :o
I've now (reluctantly) replaced Mackerras with Ansermet,
I'm struggling to come up with a list....too many and I have favorites in different repertoire and genres too.  :(

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #92 on: September 22, 2022, 06:39:47 PM »
I'm struggling to come up with a list....too many and I have favorites in different repertoire and genres too.  :(

PD

I hear ya, PD.

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Re: Top 10 conductors that YOU like the most
« Reply #93 on: September 23, 2022, 07:45:41 AM »
These are the ones I find myself choosing to listen to when I have a choice of the work, and almost always I am listening to a vocal work - not symphonic that often.

Tulio Serafin
Teodor Currentzis
Claudio Abbado
Karl Böhm
Georg Solti
René Jacobs
John Eliot Gardiner
Philippe Herreweghe
Jordi Savall
Michael Gielen