Conductor

Conductor Herbert Blomstedt’s life has been fueled by music for over eight decades. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he says an early listening experience was the spark.

Georges Prêtre, the French conductor with a seven-decade career that included close associations with Maria Callas and many of the world's top orchestras, died Wednesday in France at age 92.

Marco Borggreve

Is leading a symphony orchestra anything like playing chess? As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, one very busy conductor, Alain Altinoglu, is drawn to both.

A young Spanish conductor making his mark today has aimed to know a variety of ensembles, repertoires, and styles.  As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, he’s also committed to giving back to the community through music.


Conductor Lorin Maazel

Aug 19, 2009

The distinguished conductor, violinist, and composer Lorin Maazel, known for his perfect pitch and photographic memory, has stood as one of the master conductors of our era for more than 50 years. For the last seven he has led the world-renowned New York Philharmonic with artistry and passion. Currently, Maazel is music director of the Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, which opened at the start of the 2006/07 season.