The Maestro

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19880117]

A series of eight programmes. Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting and finds that all is not as it seems.

1: A Dream Come Truein which Bach hurls his wig, Handel throws a woman (or tries to), and Lully dispatches himself to his Maker, and all in the name of art.

Readers JOHN WESTBROOK and HUGH DICKSON

Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880117]

Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

Readers: John Westbrook

Readers: Hugh Dickson

Producer: Ray Abbott

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]

Rummaging through an assortment of contemporary documents, Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting, and finds that all is not as it seems.

2: The Classical Giants

Haydn proves the servant to be a master, Mozart strikes out on his own, and Beethoven causes havoc - while the great British hooligan demonstrates that even in the 18th century he was in a class of his own.

Readers JOHN WESTBROOK and HUGH DICKSON

Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880124]
Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]

Jeremy Siepmann takes an occasionally jaundiced look at the history of conducting, and finds that all is not as it seems. 3: The Triumph of the Stick

The baton makes a late arrival, Spohr and Mendelssohn show that one head is better than three, and noise-makers get their comeuppance.

Readers JOHN WESTBROOK and HUGH DICKSON

Producer RAY ABBOTT Stereo (R) revised

Genome: [r4 Bd=19880131]
SUNP19990620

Ronald Frame's new play stars Joss Ackland as a celebrated English conductor whose life is in crisis. On a visit to Vienna to prepare for a new recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, he begins to entertain doubts about himself as a musician and to recognise the human cost of his brilliant career. With Elaine Claxton, Kate Harper, Nigel Anthony, Ron Berglas, David Holt, Ruth Gemmell, Becky Hindley, David Bannerman, Tessa Worsley and Ben Crowe. Directed by Patrick Rayner