Humphrey Burton's Conducted Tour

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197C01High Priests In White Ties - Musicians Who Were Born With A Baton In Their Mouth19970816

The first of four programmes in which Humphrey Burton looks at the different types of conductors who have emerged in the 20th century.

Drawing on his experience of half a century of concert-going, he delves into the rich archive left by the great conductors, drawing on a wide range of music and styles and giving a personal evaluation and insight into each personality.

1: `High Priests in White Ties - Musicians Who Were Born with a Baton in Their Mouth'.

Including recordings conducted by Toscanini, Koussevitsky, Monteux, Walter, Beecham, Stokowski, Furtwangler, Beecham, Reiner, Boult, Erich Kleiber, Rodzinski, Bohm, Mitropoulos and Szell.

197C02Scholars Who Came In From The Cold19970823

Conductors who began their careers with research and with a definite element of specialisation uppermost in their approach to music.

Plus the period specialists who have moved into the mainstream.

With recordings conducted by Leppard, Harnoncourt, Bruggen, Norrington, Hogwood, Gardiner, Christie, Koopman, Herreweghe and Glover.

Soloists include Ann Murray (mezzo).

197C03Poachers-turned-gamekeepers19970830

The third of four programmes in which Humphrey Burton looks at the different types of conductors who have emerged in the 20th century.

`Poachers-Turned-Gamekeepers'.

World-famous instrumentalists who have taken up conducting as a second career, including Willi Boskovsky, Yehudi Menuhin, Neville Marriner, Mstislav Rostropovich, Andre Previn, Lorin Maazel, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Walter Weller, Christoph Eschenbach, Placido Domingo, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gerard Schwarz, Pinchas Zukerman and Daniel Barenboim