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The maestro myth : great conductors in pursuit of power

Author: Norman Lebrecht
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 1991.
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The author traces the rise of the orchestral conductor from Bulow, Richter and Nikisch in the 19th century to the stars of today, masters of the musical world and its global media, courted by  Read more...

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Lebrecht, Norman, 1948-
Maestro myth.
London : Simon & Schuster, 1991
(OCoLC)551337542
Online version:
Lebrecht, Norman, 1948-
Maestro myth.
London : Simon & Schuster, 1991
(OCoLC)607855136
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Lebrecht
ISBN: 0671710184 9780671710187
OCLC Number: 59816936
Description: 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 Furtwänger; 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 --
The master of them all? / Ronald Wilford and the millionaire conductor.
Responsibility: Norman Lebrecht.

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