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The art of conducting : great conductors of the past

Author: Thomas BeechamArthur NikischRichard StraussFelix WeingartnerFritz BuschAll authors
Publisher: Hamburg : Teldec Video, [1994], ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features sixteen of the great conductors of this century in rehearsal and performance. Archival footage complements first-hand recollections of these conductors by some of today's most eminent musicians.
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Genre/Form: Videos (VHS)
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Beecham; Arthur Nikisch; Richard Strauss; Felix Weingartner; Fritz Busch; Bruno Walter; Otto Klemperer; Wilhelm Furtwängler; Arturo Toscanini; Leopold Stokowski; Serge Koussevitzky; Fritz Reiner; George Szell; Herbert von Karajan; Leonard Bernstein; Michael Gambon; Stephen Wright; Sue Knussen; International Management Group.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Teldec Classics International.; Sender Freies Berlin.; Teldec Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 32938213
Language Note: In English and German with English subtitles.
Notes: "Based on the television programmes: The art of conducting."
Essay by Alan Sanders, and information on each recorded performance, laid in container.
Credits: Series conceived by Stephen Wright ; executive producer, Dennis Marks ; commentary, Stephen Pettit ; photography, Colin Chase ; music advisor, John Evans ; video adaptation supervised by Peter R. Smith.
Performer(s): Sir Thomas Beecham with the Royal Philharmonic; Arthur Nikisch with the Berlin Philharmonic; Richard Strauss with the Vienna Philharmonic; Felix Weingartner with the Paris Symphony; Fritz Busch with the Dresden Staatskapelle; Bruno Walter with the Berlin Philharmonic, and Vancouver Festival Orchestras; Otto Klemperer with the Philharmonia and New Philharmonia Orchestras; Wilhelm Furtwängler with the Berlin Philharmonic; Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony; Leopold Stokowski with the BBC Symphony, and the New York Philharmonic; Serge Koussevitzky with the Boston Symphony; Fritz Reiner with the New York Philharmonic, and Chicago Symphony Orchestras; George Szell with the Cleveland Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein with the London Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic and New Philharmonia Orchestras.
Narrator: Michael Gambon; commentators: John Eliot Gardner, Isaac Stern, Jack Brymer, Sir Thomas Beecham, Yehudi Menuhin, Oliver Knussen, Suvi Raj Grubb, George Szell, Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer, Hugh Bean, Werner Thärichen, Richard Mohr, Leopold Stokowski, Julius Baker, and Herbert von Karajan.
Event notes: Recorded in various locations, 1913-1972.
Description: 1 videocassette (117 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in. + 1 booklet (18 p. ; 18 cm.)
Details: VHS; hi-fi mono. and stereo.
Other Titles: Great conductors of the past
Art of conducting (Television program)
Responsibility: [an] IMG Artists/BBC production in association with Teldec Classics International and Sender Freies Berlin ; producers, Stephany Marks, Mark Pickering ; director, Sue Knussen.

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Features sixteen of the great conductors of this century in rehearsal and performance. Archival footage complements first-hand recollections of these conductors by some of today's most eminent musicians.

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