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

Ken’s first summer at Colorado MahlerFest is just around the corner, and so it seems time to add to the Mahler- A Performer’s Perspective library here at Vftp. This year’s festival centers on Mahler’s 7th Symphony with performances on the 21st and 22nd of May. Festival details and booking information are here.   In the […]

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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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