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James Jolly suggests some of the qualities that define the great conductors of the media age, focusing on Leonard Bernstein, Herbert von Karajan and Georg Solti.

In the second of his two programmes James Jolly focuses on some of the qualities that define the "great" conductor of the media age; in particular his thoughts turn to the American, Leonard Bernstein; the Austrian, Herbert von Karajan and the Hungarian, Georg Solti. These three conductor titans - during the 1960s, 70s and 80s - not only captured the public imagination with their music making but quickly grasped the potential for imparting their musical personalities within the rapidly expanding media world.

The programme features recordings of music by Haydn, Puccini, Strauss, Beethoven, Sibelius, Wagner and Bernstein himself.

2 hours

Last on

Sat 17 Mar 2012 14:00

Music Played

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - comic operetta in 2 acts - Overture

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sony Classical.
    • SMK47529.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 15 in B flat major K.450 for piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Allegro

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: Leonard BERNSTEIN - Piano Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 417-790-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and orch - No.4; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: Thomas HAMPSON - Baritone Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4316822.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures from an exhibition, orch. Ravel - Promenade

    Conductor: Serge KOUSSEVITZKY Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra

    • RCA.
    • 09026613922.
  • Charles Ives

    2 Contemplations K.V.23 for chamber orchestra - No.1; The Unanswered question

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4292202.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 2 in C major Op.61 - 2nd movement; Scherzo

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4350672.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier - opera in 3 acts Op.59 [1909-10] - Act 3, Final scene; Hab' mir's gelob

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Christa LUDWIG - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Elisabeth SCHWARZKOPF - Soprano Performer: Teresa STICH-RANDALL - Soprano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7493542.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 88 in G major H.1.88 - 4th movement; Finale

    Conductor: Wilhelm FURTWANGLER Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4274042.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto in C major Op.56 for violin, cello, piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Rondo all

    Performer: David OISTRAKH - Violin Performer: Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH - Cello Performer: Sviatoslav RICHTER - Piano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDM 5669022.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - opera in 4 acts - Act 1; O soave fanciulla [duet: Rodolfo,Mimi]

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Luciano PAVAROTTI - Tenor Performer: Mirella FRENI - Soprano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Decca.
    • 4212452.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema - incidental music Op.44 [1903-6] - Valse triste

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deustche Grammophon.
    • 474 269-2.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan i Lyudmila - opera in 5 acts - Overture

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: London Symphony Orchestra - Main Artist

    • Decca.
    • 4176892.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 8 in C minor Op.65 - 3rd movement; Allegro non troppo

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    • Decca.
    • 4256752.
  • Richard Wagner - Gotterdammerung [Part 4 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'] - Act 3; Brunnhilde

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: Birgit NILSSON - Soprano Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - comic operetta in 2 acts - Overture

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sony Classical.
    • SMK47529.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Concerto no. 15 in B flat major K.450 for piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Allegro

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: Leonard BERNSTEIN - Piano Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 417-790-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    5 Ruckert-Lieder vers. for voice and orch - No.4; Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: Thomas HAMPSON - Baritone Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4316822.
  • Modest Mussorgsky

    Pictures from an exhibition, orch. Ravel - Promenade

    Conductor: Serge KOUSSEVITZKY Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra

    • RCA.
    • 09026613922.
  • Charles Ives

    2 Contemplations K.V.23 for chamber orchestra - No.1; The Unanswered question

    Conductor: Leonard BERNSTEIN Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4292202.
  • Robert Schumann

    Symphony no. 2 in C major Op.61 - 2nd movement; Scherzo

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4350672.
  • Richard Strauss

    Der Rosenkavalier - opera in 3 acts Op.59 [1909-10] - Act 3, Final scene; Hab' mir's gelob

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Christa LUDWIG - Mezzo-soprano Performer: Elisabeth SCHWARZKOPF - Soprano Performer: Teresa STICH-RANDALL - Soprano Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDS 7493542.
  • Joseph Haydn

    Symphony no. 88 in G major H.1.88 - 4th movement; Finale

    Conductor: Wilhelm FURTWANGLER Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4274042.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Concerto in C major Op.56 for violin, cello, piano and orchestra - 3rd movement; Rondo all

    Performer: David OISTRAKH - Violin Performer: Mstislav ROSTROPOVICH - Cello Performer: Sviatoslav RICHTER - Piano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • EMI.
    • CDM 5669022.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Boheme - opera in 4 acts - Act 1; O soave fanciulla [duet: Rodolfo,Mimi]

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Luciano PAVAROTTI - Tenor Performer: Mirella FRENI - Soprano Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Decca.
    • 4212452.
  • Jean Sibelius

    Kuolema - incidental music Op.44 [1903-6] - Valse triste

    Conductor: Herbert von KARAJAN Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Deustche Grammophon.
    • 474 269-2.
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka

    Ruslan i Lyudmila - opera in 5 acts - Overture

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: London Symphony Orchestra - Main Artist

    • Decca.
    • 4176892.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Symphony no. 8 in C minor Op.65 - 3rd movement; Allegro non troppo

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    • Decca.
    • 4256752.
  • Richard Wagner - Gotterdammerung [Part 4 of 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'] - Act 3; Brunnhilde

    Conductor: Georg SOLTI Performer: Birgit NILSSON - Soprano Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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