DICTATORS OF THE BATON by David Ewen

DICTATORS OF THE BATON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Incisive, interpretative profiles of leading conductors in present-day America, and of their orchestras. This supplements the author's The Man With the Baton, includes Toscanini, ""the greatest musical interpreter"", whose humility, generosity, fabulous memory and artistic genius make him a living legend; Stokowsky, artist and circus performer at once; Koussevitsky, romanticist; Bruno Walter, aesthete; Damrosch, inadequate performer but super-salesman; Iturbi, Beecham, Ormandy, Barbirolli, radio popularizers and so on -- 30 in all. Good reading, sharp commentary, amusing anecdotes.

ISBN: 1430475307
Publisher: Alliance