Maestro: encounters with conductors of today

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Harper & Row, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 536 pages
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Interviews with the world's twenty-three top orchestral conductors provide the basis for accounts of their training, musical tastes, podium techniques, repertoires, lifestyles, and achievements

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User Review  - jburlinson - LibraryThing

Karajan certainly worked his magic on the author, receiving more than twice as much space and adulation as any other single conductor profiled in this book. Not that I mind that much. I prefer Strauss when he's made to sound like Puccini. Read full review


Pierre Boulez The Evangelist
Andre Previn A Sometime Composer
Claudio Abbado The Man Within

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About the author (1982)

Helena Matheopoulos, a former fashion editor of "Tatler" and a regular contributor to "The Times" (London), "Gramophone", and "Opera Now", has also published several books on opera, including "Placido Domingo", "Diva: The New Generation", and "Fashion Designers at the Opera". She lives in London.

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