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The maestro myth : great conductors in pursuit of power

Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, 1993, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Carol Publishing Group edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 0806514507 9780806514505
OCLC Number: 29327798
Notes: "A Citadel Press book."
Includes index.
Reprint. Originally published: Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, 1991.
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the making of a myth --
The tears of a clown: the composer as conductor, the personal tragedy of Hans von Bülow --
Honest Hans and the magician: Nikisch and Richter --
Masters of the house: Mahler and Strauss, Walter, Klemperer and Krauss --
Facing the dictators: Toscanini v Furtwängler, Szell, Reiner and the Soviet system --
The Karajan case: Karajan, Knappertsbusch and Böhm --
'A starving population and an absentee aristocracy": Koussevitsky to Ozawa, Stokowski, showbiz and Previn --
The gremlin in the garden: Beecham v Barbirolli, Kubelik, Solti, Colin Davis and Haitink --
Collapse of the conducting composer: Bernstein and Boulez --
Strange tales from the Vienna woods: Bernstein, Maazel and Levine --
Formula uno: Abbado, Muti and Sinopoli, Chailly --
The mavericks: Horenstein, Celibidache, two Kleibers and Tennstedt --
Insider dealing: Mehta, Barenboim and the Kosher nostra --
Left outside: Gays, women, Blacks --
The search for a semi-conductor: Marriner, Munrow, Hogwood and early music --
Where have all the conductors gone?: The bare future, Rattle Salonen and Welser-Möst --
Appendix: Conductors and their careers.
Responsibility: Norman Lebrecht.

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