In this re-edited edition, Robert Chesterman's interviews with conductors as celebrated as Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado and Herbert von Karajan present fresh insights into their individual characters, their personal ideologies and their practical approaches - and in many cases, their private lives - as well as into classical music in general.
“A stunning legacy from a world-class film/music producer, this collection is a rare and priceless collection of conversations with classical music's most celebrated conductors at their voluble best. Simply put, this goldmine is a must-have for any worthy music library... ”
“...conversations with a vanishing generation of conductors...results exceed expectations. The Observer ”
“...asking the kind of questions we all would have liked to put. The Independent ”