VFTP exclusive- The real Top 20 of Conducting. Part Two: 6-10

Welcome back! We hope you are enjoying our survey of the real 20 greatest conductors of all time- you can read part one here. On to numbers 6-10. Who are your favorites? Do share your comments. Remember, all rankings are potentially arbitrary and or perverse. 6 . Herbert von Karajan Karajan will always divide opinion- he […]

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Performer’s Perspective- Mahler 7, a degree of difficulty

The Bridgewater Hall- Mahler in Manchester   In the Gramophone’s recent “Mahler” issue Valery Gergiev revealed that he had found Mahler’s 7th Symphony to be among the most difficult works he’d ever conducted. He’s not the only major maestro to decide that it is on another level of difficulty from the rest of the Mahler […]

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By request- Top 20 Conductor/Orchestra collaborations of All Time

Erik K has suggested we compile a list of the top orchestra/conductor collaborations of all time. This list is the result of literally minutes of careful contemplation in the car yesterday on my way to work. I’m hoping some of you brave souls will offer your own lists via the woefully underused “comments” function (or […]

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