Friday, 16 September 2011

Who is the greatest ever classical music conductor?

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Otto Klemperer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Klemperer

I don't propose to argue this - it is simply how I feel; and is of course in relation to the kind of music which most moves me, and which benefits from a conductor.

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(Bearing in mind I would rather hear great music performed by a competent mediocrity than a great performance of mediocre music.)

(And, obviously, I am excluding conductors whom I have not heard.)

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Any other offers?

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