Conductors series: Mariss Jansons
Conductors series: Bernard Haitink
Conductors series: Seiji Ozawa
Conductors series: Claudio Abbado

Conductors Series

Franz Liszt described the art of conducting as less than a task to be in evidence but rather a feat in disappearing behind the function itself. Conductors are pilots, not servants.


Looking back at the past two centuries, we have been blessed with the talent of several outstanding conductors, who did not only guide their orchestras but also their listeners through beloved opuses in search of the perfect sound.


Mariss Jansons. Bernard Haitink. Seiji Ozawa. Zubin Mehta. Leonard Bernstein. Claudio Abbado. Herbert von Karajan.


They have led some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In their dedication to find the perfect sound, they have pushed expressive possibilities to the extreme and broke new ground; whether it was artistically or stylistically by challenging old-established traditions and wearing white turtlenecks instead of a tuxedo on stage.


EuroArts’ conductors retrospective series highlights the careers of these lauded conductors with a selection of concerts illustrating the heights of creative work. Each edition comes in an elegant deluxe hardcover book with 4-7 DVDs as well as extensive editorial and bonus material.

Mikhail Rudy, piano; Emmanuel Pahud, flute; Vadim Repin, violin; Nina Stemme, soprano; Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet;
Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons
Those lucky enough to have seen Mariss Jansons in concert could immediately perceive his unconditional dedication to music: The light in his eyes, his sweeping yet precise gestures, his tense, half-open mouth and his raised eyebrows. He conducted…
Christine Schäfer, soprano; Sylvia McNair, soprano; Jard van Nes, alto solo; Florence Quivar, alto; Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin; Isabelle Faust, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; Ernst Senff Chor; Tölzer Knabenchor
Berliner Philharmoniker
Bernard Haitink
“It is a very special art of conducting. One must try to embrace the musicians.” (Bernard Haitink) On 6 September 2019, Bernard Haitink bowed before his audience for the last time: after 65 years on the podium, the 90-year-old exceptional conductor…
Katsuya Kokoyana, shakuhachi; Kinshi Tsuruta, biwa; Marcus Roberts Trio; Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin; Martha Argerich, piano
Saito Kinen Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker
Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Seiji Ozawa has dedicated most of his life to the service of music. He is not only one of Japan’s best-known conductors but also the founder of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, better known as the Seiji Ozawa Festival. This Seiji Ozawa edition…
David Breidenthal, bassoon; Daniel Barenboim, piano; Evgeny Kissin, piano; Julian Rachlin, violin; Vadim Repin, violin; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Chen Reiss, soprano; Okka von der Damerau, mezzo-soprano; Rundfunkchor Berlin; Coro del Festival Verdi; Philharmonia Chor Wien; Béjart Ballet Lausanne; The Tokyo Ballet
Los Angeles Philharmonic; Berliner Philharmoniker; Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra; Wiener Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta
“I cannot begin even to describe what I have learnt with these musicians. Maybe they have learnt a little something from me, but that is nothing compared to what I have learnt from them, and the generations that came before.” (Zubin Mehta about the…
Maurizio Pollini, piano; Prague Radio Choir; Andrea Rost, soprano; Alan Titus, baritone; Ramón Vargas, tenor; Larissa Diadkova, mezzo-soprano; Stella Doufexis, mezzo-soprano; Enrico Facini, tenor; Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Lucio Gallo, baritone; Massimo Giordano, tenor; Anatoly Kocherga, bass; Anthony Mee, tenor; Carmela Remigio, soprano; Swedish Radio Choir; Eric Ericson Chamberchoir; Orfeón Donostiarra; Karita Mattila, soprano; Violeta Urmana, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Moser, tenor; Eike Wilm Schulte, baritone
Berliner Philharmoniker, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart
Claudio Abbado
What made Claudio Abbado stand out was his unpretentious, noble character, his democratic understanding of music making and his ability to celebrate the live moment on stage. Claudio Abbado empathized with his musicians. In order to be able to…