LvB 9- Furtwangler 1942

“A unique personality whose fatal flaw lay in his uncompromising belief that music and art must be kept apart from politics, a conviction that transformed him into a tragic figure.” Publisher’s blurb for The Devil’s Music Master: The Controversial Life and Career of Wilhelm Furtwängler It will probably come as no surprise to readers that […]

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VFTP exclusive- The real Top 20 of Conducting. Part One: 1-5

The current issue of BBC Music Magazine has a featured list of the “20 Greatest Conductors of All Time,” including one fantastic misprint in the press release version of the list now circulating- “Terenc” rather than “Ferenc” Fricsay 1. Carlos Kleiber (1930-2004) Austrian 2. Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) American 3. Claudio Abbado (b1933) Italian 4. Herbert […]

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