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Erich Leinsdorf, the American conductor from Vienna, begann his career as Bruno Walter's and Arturo Toscanini's assistant at the Salzburg Festival, débuting with tremendous success at the New York's renowned Metropolitan Opera House at the tender age…
Length
31 mins
Prog. No.
5265

This recording provides us with a portrait of a man whose conducting technique contrasts fascinatingly with that of the other conductors in the "Great Conductors" series. Sir Georg Solti's rehearsal and performance of Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture…

Length
60 mins
Prog. No.
5303

An exploration of the Prometheus myth through the works of four composers, evocatively visualized by television director Christopher Swann. Ludwig van Beethoven "Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus" Franz Liszt "Prometheus" Alexander Scriabin "Promethée",…

Length
57 mins
Prog. No.
0194

Claude Debussy Trois Nocturnes Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Length
48 mins
Prog. No.
0239
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
0157

Bedrich Smetana Overture from "Die verkaufte Braut"

Length
40 mins
Prog. No.
5298
Schumann's symphonies are routinely criticised for their supposedly murky scoring. But you would never guess it from listening to these scintillating performances. The orchestra's fat-free (but never scrawny) strings, pungent woodwind and tangy…
Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
5387

Filmed in Salzburg and Paris

Length
32 mins
Prog. No.
5240
The programme is a musical celebration of the nativity, featuring many traditional carols, illustrated by pictures by the Old Masters from the National Gallery in London. With music by Handel and Vaughan Williams.
Length
46 mins
Prog. No.
3610

Leonard Bernstein based his Serenade for violin and orchestra on Plato's "Symposium". Like every work by Bernstein, the Serenade is rife with melodic and rhythmic vibrancy and originality.

Length
47 mins
Prog. No.
0144